Week in Review, or FY 2014 Budget - The Sequel

April 15th 2013  |  Week in Review

On Wednesday April 10th, the President delivered his FY 2014 budget request to Congress. You may recall that this delivery normally takes place the first week of February, but has been delayed this year due to uncertainties surrounding the “fiscal cliff” deal and sequestration, the across-the-board spending cuts that kicked in back on March 1st. [...]

Week in Review, or Hope Floats for FY 2014

March 11th 2013  |  Week in Review

On Saturday, the President made his weekly address calling for an end to sequestration and throughout the week more information continued to bubble to the surface about the impact of sequester at, for instance, the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Energy. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Washington Highlights offers an overview [...]

Week in Review, or Summer Stagnation

July 16th 2012  |  Week in Review

While Congress busied itself last week with behind-the-scenes work on the farm bill, job creation measures, and—in the House—voting to repeal health care reform, FY 2013 spending bills continued to sit. CQ reported on Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) stated it would be very unlikely that the Senate would consider any of [...]

Week in Review, or Wheels in the Sky

July 18th 2011  |  Week in Review

The House had a productive week in the appropriations arena, with the full Appropriations Committee reporting out the FY 2012 Commerce, Science, and Justice and Interior-Environment spending bills and the House passing the FY 2012 Energy and Water spending bill (more below). The Senate is still holding off on moving the majority of their spending [...]

Week in Review, or Fiscal Fireworks

July 11th 2011  |  Week in Review

Washington was abuzz with a lot more than fireworks last week, which is definitely not the norm for a fourth of July week during which Congress would normally be in recess. As reported in my last update, the Senate cancelled their recess in order to allow more time for debt ceiling/deficit negotiations. The House took [...]

Week in Review, or Regarding Research Reductions

June 6th 2011  |  Week in Review

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 [...]