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[US] Senate sends massive biomedical innovation bill to Obama for signing

[US] Senate sends massive biomedical innovation bill to Obama for signing | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

21st Century Cures includes $4.8 billion for NIH.


By a 94-to-five vote, the Senate today approved the 21st Century Cures Act, clearing the way for President Barack Obama to sign the measure into law. The massive bill dedicates $4.8 billion over the next decade to research initiatives at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and makes an array of changes at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designed to speed the approval of new drugs and medical devices. It also creates a new federal advisory board aimed at cutting burdensome regulation on academic researchers. The House of Representatives on 30 November passed the bill on a 392-to-26 vote. (...) - Science, by David Malakoff, Dec 7 2016

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U.S. Senate bill would give NIH 2% raise in 2015

U.S. Senate bill would give NIH 2% raise in 2015 | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Measure would restore sequester cuts, give agency $606 million increase.

A U.S. Senate spending panel today approved a draft bill that would raise the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) budget by $605.7 million, to $30.5 billion, in the 2015 fiscal year that begins 1 October. That modest 2% increase is good news for the agency; President Barack Obama’s budget proposal had requested a smaller $211 million increase. (...) - by Jocelyn Kaiser, Science, 10 June 2014

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Australia: Senate blocks cuts to university funding

The Tony Abbott government's savings drive has taken another hit after the senate blocked A$435 million (US$408 million) in university cuts originally proposed by Labor, writes Matthew Knott for The Sydney Morning Herald.

The vote is the first indication of how the new senate may vote on the government's sweeping higher education reform agenda, which includes a full deregulation of fees, a 20% across-the-board course funding cut and increased interest on student debts. (...) - University World News from The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 July 2014 Issue No:329

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U.S. Senate Panel Gives NSF a Small Boost

U.S. Senate Panel Gives NSF a Small Boost | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Legislators meet president's request but fall short of House level.

 

A U.S. Senate spending panel has met the president’s 2015 request for the National Science Foundation (NSF)—and that’s depressing news for the agency. (...) - by Jeffrey Mervis, Science, 3 June 2014

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