Legislative Updates

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Legislative Updates

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

In Senate Hearing, NIH Director Tabak States that Proposed Cuts to NIH Funding Would Have 'Chilling' Effect on Science

05/05/2023 - On May 4, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee held a hearing with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Acting Director Lawrence Tabak, DDS, Ph… Read More

President Biden Submits Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request; Moderate Increase for NIH, NEI Flat-Funded

03/13/2023 - On March 9, President Biden formally submitted his Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Budget to Congress. For FY2024, the budget proposes $48.265 billion for  the National Institutes of Health (NIH) base,  an inc… Read More

Congress Passes, President Signs Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus

01/03/2023 - On December 29, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, a $1.7 trillion Omnibus Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Appropriations bill which combined all FY2023 spending bills into one… Read More

Congress Passes, President Signs, Second FY2023 Continuing Resolution

12/18/2022 - On December 16, President Biden signed a short-term Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Continuting Resolution (CR) that funds the government through Friday December 23. The legislation was needed because Congress… Read More

Congress Passes, President Signs, FY2023 Continuing Resolution

10/03/2022 - On September 30, shortly before the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, President Biden signed a FY2023 Continuing Resolution (CR) which keeps the government operating past the start of the new fiscal year… Read More

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