Federal Relations

March 17, 2009

FY10 Budget Resolution Taking Shape

House and Senate Budget Committees are on course to consider a fiscal year 2010 budget resolution during the week of March 23rd. A budget resolution sets parameters for the spending and tax provisions of the detailed appropriations bills that emerge from Congress. A budget resolution identifies priorities of the majority party for both the upcoming

March 11, 2009

Fiscal Year 2009 Appropriations Signed Into Law

The FY09 omnibus appropriations bill was signed into law today, following a 62-35 Senate vote last night and a statement by President Obama that the earmark process needs to be reformed during the FY10 appropriations process. According to the President, many congressionally directed appropriations (also known as earmarks) serve legitimate public needs, but a few

March 9, 2009

Research Funding Overview Available

The Office of Federal Relations has drafted an overview of the research funding provided in the various funding vehicles (i.e. FY09/FY10/FY11 appropriations, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) currently circulating in Congress and/or the federal agencies. Please contact the Office of Federal Relations with any questions on the document. Federal Research Funding Overview

Department of Education to Distribute $44 Billion in Stimulus Funds in 30 to 45 Days

Department of Education Press Release FOR RELEASE: March 7, 2009 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $44 billion in stimulus funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will be available to states in the next 30 to 45 days. The first round of funding will help avert hundreds of thousands

March 6, 2009

FY09 Omnibus Delayed

The Senate was unable to pass the FY’09 Omnibus bill last night and now plans to approve a short-term continuing resolution (CR) sometime today.  The current CR expires midnight tonight (March 6).  The new CR is expected to run through midnight Tuesday, by which time Democratic leaders hope to clear the nine-bill, $410 billion spending

March 5, 2009

Federal Agencies Create Websites for Recovery Act Funds

Several federal agencies have created websites that will be utilized to provide guidelines/ updates on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding. See below for access. Federal Government Recovery Act Overview National Institutes of Health    Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research    Overview Information    Review Criteria and Processes for Recovery Act

March 3, 2009

FY09 Budget in the Senate

The Senate will begin voting today on amendments to the FY’09 omnibus spending bill.  One amendment, offered by Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), would simply extend the current continuing resolution (CR) for the remainder of the year.  The current CR, which funds most all domestic agencies and the State Department at 2008 levels, expires midnight Friday,

CBO Says Stimulus Will Create Jobs

The economic recovery law enacted last month could create up to 3.6 million jobs by the end of 2010, equaling the Obama administration’s claim the measure will create 3.5 million jobs in that time, according to a final cost estimate of the legislation released Monday by CBO. For job creation, CBO estimates the bill could

February 26, 2009

President Obama Releases FY10 Budget Blueprint

Today, President Obama released a budget outline for fiscal year 2010. The full request will likely be presented to Congress in late April. The President’s Budget Request (PBR) will feature signficant increases in student aid including a boost to the Pell grant (increasing the student maximum to $5,500 for the 2010-11 academic year) and indexing

February 25, 2009

House Clears FY09 Omnibus

Today on Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives approved a $410 billion omnibus spending bill for the remainder of fiscal year ‘09.  It was not without some controversy, with Republican leaders urging President Obama to veto the bill. House Members voted 245-178 for the package, which includes significant increases in spending on a range of

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