FYI is an objective, authoritative digest of science policy developments in Washington impacting the physical science community.

“There can be absolutely no question that investing in science and technology, in innovation, and in educating our young people is critical to maintaining our nation’s global leadership…. The money that we put into basic research, into understanding the world around us, has a real world impact,” stated Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV).

1 Aug 2014

The Senate Appropriations Committee has released a draft version of the report accompanying the FY 2015 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill.  This bill provides funding for the Department of Education and its STEM (science, technology, education and mathematics) education programs.

The bill was approved by the subcommittee on June 10.  The appropriations process is stalled and it is unknown when the full committee will consider the bill.  House appropriators have not moved their version of the legislation. 

31 Jul 2014

The Senate Appropriations Committee has released a draft version of the report accompanying the FY 2015 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill.  This bill provides funding to the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health.

The bill was approved by the subcommittee on June 10.  The appropriations process is stalled and it is unknown when the full committee will consider the bill.  House appropriators have not moved their version of the legislation. 

31 Jul 2014