Articles for June 2011

Week in Review, or Patent Progress

The House of Representatives marked up its financial services FY 2012 appropriations bill last week and was expected to vote on the FY 2012 DoD appropriations bill, but ended up delaying the vote until the House comes back from recess the week of July 4th.  The House also passed the long-awaited patent reform bill, the […]

Week in Review, or Finding Middle Ground through Golf

The House continued its progress last week on the Fiscal Year (2012) appropriations process, with the House passing the agriculture and military construction/veterans affairs bills. The full House Appropriations Committee also reported out two spending bills—defense and energy and water—making them ready for floor action in the next few weeks (more details on research funding […]

Week in Review, or Hailing Hammurabi

Last week was quiet on the appropriations front, with the House of Representatives in recess and the Senate inching along on FY 2012 consideration, while calls to increase the debt limit and reduce the deficit continued to drown out most progress in Washington. Both House and Senate Republicans expressed support for a call by Speaker […]

Week in Review, or Regarding Research Reductions

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 appropriations process moved forward in the House of Representatives this week, with the full chamber passing the Homeland Security bill, the full Appropriations Committee passing the Agriculture bill, and the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee passing its bill. Each of these bills included varying degrees of cuts to research […]