The latest policy and advocacy updates related to the field of clinical and translational science.
Congress has significant work to do as lawmakers return following the Thanksgiving Holiday. Most notably, the House and Senate will need to pass a continuing appropriations resolution (CR) to keep the federal government operating with the current CR set to expire on December 3rd. Expectations are that lawmakers will extend the timeline to the end of the year to buy enough time to negotiate and pass the twelve annual appropriations bills.
The Coalition for Clinical and Translational Science is supporting the following priorities and funding recommendations in an final Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations measures:
Congress recently passed a bipartisan $800 billion hard infrastructure package (road and bridge, construction funding, etc), but Democrats in the House and Senate continue to negotiate a much larger progressive policy bill know as the Build Back Better Act. The House recently passed its version, but the Senate is expected to make changes as a final package is crafted. The House-passed bill includes the following medical research and healthcare provisions (it is unclear what will be included in any final measure).