Legislative Updates

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Legislative Updates

Congress Passes New “Laddered” Continuing Resolution in Advance of November 17 deadline

11/16/2023 - On November 15, the Senate passed an “innovative laddered” Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Continuing Resolution (CR) that keeps the government operating past the expiration of the current CR on November 17.  … Read More

Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Passes Short-Term Continuing Resolution

10/02/2023 - Just hours before a potential shutdown of the federal government, Congress passed, and the President signed, a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) that keeps the government operating. The CR was ne… Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY2024 LHHS Spending Bill

07/28/2023 - On July 27, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS)  spending bill.   The bill would fund the National Institute… Read More

House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY2024 Spending Bill that Cuts NIH $2.8 Billion, Flat Funds NEI

07/14/2023 - Today, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 spending bill.  The markup was very contentious, with Democrats st… Read More

House Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2024 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill with $20 M for Vision Research Program

06/22/2023 - On June 22 the House Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Defense spending bill which includes $20 million funding for the Department of Defense's (DOD) Vision Research Program… Read More

Debt Limit Increased with Expected Impacts on Non-Defense Programming

06/05/2023 - Last week, the House and Senate passed, and on June 3, 2023, the President signed, the “2023 Fiscal Responsibility Act,” an agreement to raise the nation’s debt ceiling while enacting concessions on … Read More

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