Week in Review, or Still Standing Still

December 10th 2012  |  Week in Review

With only three weeks left before the end of the year, no discernible progress has been made on how to avoid the “fiscal cliff” the country is expected to face on January 1st when individual tax breaks expire and massive spending cuts (a.k.a. sequestration) kick in. Democrats and Republicans traded proposals last week, but each [...]

Week in Review, or Examining Energy

June 4th 2012  |  Week in Review

The Senate continued its Memorial Day recess last week, but the House returned mid-week for two days of activity. During that short time, the House debated the FY 2013 spending bills for Military Construction/Veterans Affairs (which ultimately passed) and Energy and Water. The debate on Energy and Water, which funds research programs at the Department [...]

Week in Review, or Finally Finishing FY 2012

December 19th 2011  |  Week in Review  |  1 Comment

I’ll be taking a cue from Congress and enjoying a recess of my own over the next few weeks. Follow me on Twitter (@NEWSciPol) for timely updates, and keep an eye out for my next Week in Review on January 16th. The research community breathed a collective sigh of relief last week as Congress passed [...]

Week in Review, or Hitting the Ceiling

May 23rd 2011  |  Week in Review

Note to readers: In an effort to make this blog a bit more user friendly for those not living and breathing science policy, I’ve included some explanatory statements in the text, and created a glossary to provide simple definitions of some commonly used terms. I’ve also instituted subheadings for ease of skimming. Lastly, look for [...]