The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an organizational business meeting to consider committee rules, an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 115th Congress. See the bills the committee is considering here!
Both the House and Senate have passed the fiscal year 2017 “National Defense Authorization Act." The NDAA is a bill, passed annually, that authorizes and sets policy for defense programs at the Defense and Energy Departments, including defense R&D.
S. 612 Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation (WiiN) Act, S.612, with a vote of 78-21 drew a mix of Republications and Democrats on each side. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then signed by the President to become law.
21st Century Cures Act PASSES Senate 94-5 . More than $192 million in lobbying expenses have been spent on the 21st Century Cures Act and other legislative priorities by 58 pharmaceutical companies, 24 device companies and 26 biotech companies, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of lobbying data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
All eyes are on the 21st Century Cures Act this week, a bipartisan bill that would reform the current standards and appropriations for biomedical research, provide $1.75 billion annually for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and $110 million for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This bill is one of the most-lobbied health care bills in recent history, with nearly three lobbyists working for its passage or defeat for every lawmaker on Capitol Hill.
3 Senate Seats to Watch: S&T Policy Implications for the 115th Congress
The House Committee on Rules will meet Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM in H-313 at The Capitol to review HM 34 Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015. HR 34 has not been amended since it was introduced on Jan 6, 2015.