White House OMB memo instructs agencies to limit comments to subject matter in the President’s 2018 budget blueprint, aka, the “skinny” budget.
Take Action to Reject Budget Cuts for Science and Public Health
ASM has posted a legislative alert for members to send messages to Congress about the President’s “skinny” budget request for science and public health programs. The alert is posted on the ASM’s Advocacy Page.
Capitol Hill News
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee, subcommittee on Research and Technology will held a hearing “National Science Foundation Part II: Future Opportunities and Challenges for Science” on March 21. Witnesses included: Joan Ferrini-Mundy, acting COO of the NSF, Maria Zuber, chair of the National Science Board (NSB) and Keith Yamamoto, vice chancellor for science policy and strategy at the University of California, San Francisco
Representatives Rosa Delauro (D-CT) and Nita Lowey (D-NY) released a joint statement opposing the postponement of house appropriations committee hearings for the NIH and Department of Education. https://delauro.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/delauro-and-lowey-statement-delaying-budget-hearings-nih-and-department
Federal Agency News
Safety by Design symposia sponsored by the NIH, Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety, with the purpose of promoting a culture of safe science in the conduct of biomedical research. Safety by Design 2017 will focus on the science behind microbial inactivation. Registration is free. Rooms are reserved at a reduced rate until April 21, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, located at 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD. For more information and to register, go to: Safety by Design 2017