Federal Relations

May 7, 2009

NIH FY10 Budget Request Tables Available

The 2010 Budget provides $30.8 billion in appropriations for NIH, an increase of $443 million or 1.5 percent above the 2009 enacted level. In addition, NIH received $10.4 billion in Recovery Act funding, which will be spent in 2009 and 2010. After relatively sustained funding between 2004 and 2008, the Recovery Act provides an unprecedented

Department of Education FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials

Department of Education FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials Press Release The U.S. Department of Education’s FY 2010 $47.6 billion budget proposal will advance President Obama’s agenda to reform the nation’s schools while making fiscally responsible decisions to cut ineffective programs and unnecessary personnel, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in releasing the budget today.

Department of Energy FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials

Department of Energy FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials Press Release Secretary Chu: President’s Energy Budget Creates Jobs, Restores America’s Scientific Leadership and Puts Nation on the Path to Energy Independence Washington D.C. — U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today detailed President Barack Obama’s $26.4 billion Fiscal Year 2010 budget request for the Department of Energy, highlighting

White House Posts FY10 Budget Request Details

The White House Office of Management and Budget has posted the FY10 President’s Budget Request Appendix to its website. The document provides details on requested agency and program funding levels. Additional details and analyses are forthcoming. FY10 President’s Budget Request Appendix

DOE Announces Recovery Act Grant Competitions for Biofuels Projects

Recovery Act Announcement: Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $800 Million from Recovery Act to Accelerate Biofuels Research and Commercialization As part of the ongoing effort to increase the use of domestic renewable fuels, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced plans to provide $786.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to accelerate advanced

May 6, 2009

President’s FY10 Budget Request Set to be Released

On Thursday May 7th President Obama’s FY10 Budget Request (a.k.a. PBR) will be formally released. Federal agencies will begin holding briefings on the contents of their budget proposals. The UW Office of Federal Relations will provide full coverage, on this website, of the components of the FY10 PBR that are of interest to the higher

May 5, 2009

This Week on the Hill: May 4-8

TUESDAY AND REMAINDER OF THE WEEK House Convenes 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. No votes expected Friday. Under suspension of the rules: HR 774 , HR 1397 , HR 1271 — Facility namings H Res 299 — Honoring public servants H Res 382 — Charter Schools Week H Res 338 — Community

May 4, 2009

Seen in DC

Even though the appropriations application process is completed, and the stimulus package is being implemented, the Office of Federal Relations continues to welcome university representatives who are in Washington DC for meetings or who want to speak with Capitol Hill staff and/or agency representatives concerning the projects that their college is involved in. Norm Arkans, Associate

Washington Post Article on Obama Student Aid Reforms

Today’s Washington Post has a very informative article on President Obama’s proposals to increase student aid for college students. The article focuses on an increase in the Pell Grant program through elimination of the Federal Family Education Loan Program, and expansion of the Perkins Loan program. May 4th Washington Post: Proposals Would Transform College Aid

Senate Finance Committee Releases Options to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have released a set of policy options for transforming the health care delivery system to improve patient care and reduce health care costs. Among other options, their proposals would: Establish a Medicare value-based purchasing program for hospitals and begin to pay hospitals

Next page