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Republicans Delay Budget Resolution Plans

February 23, 2016

House Republicans have pushed back their schedule for approving a budget resolution as some conservatives continue to oppose additional spending that was part of a bipartisan budget deal

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Budget Woes Hurt Priorities Like Medical Research

February 02, 2016

In its spending bill for Fiscal 2016, Congress seemed to acknowledge that medical research had been cut too deeply for over a decade. The legislation will boost that funding in the coming months.

“But without reforms to address the basic structural problems in the federal budget, downward pressures on research and other important national priorities can be expected to continue,” warn Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby and Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, in a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed.