U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management held a Hearing on Agency Use of Science in the Rulemaking Process to Provide Proposals for Improving Transparency and Accountability
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.
3 Senate Seats to Watch: S&T Policy Implications for the 115th Congress
The S.2837: FISCAL YEAR 2017 COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE APPROPRIATIONS BILL increases funding for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation*, while funding the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the FY2016 level.
The measure will fund the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It supports federal law enforcement agencies, state and local law enforcement grants, space exploration, basic science research, economic development programs, trade enforcement, and ocean observations and weather forecasting.
SB3040 provides FY2017 appropriations to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; and related agencies.
Congress returns to work next week for a “lame duck” session to finalize the fiscal year 2017 federal budget, including a proposed $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The appropriations bill that funds the NIH includes many additional subtopics- here we have highlighted the relevant science and technology funding.