Science Policy Insider News
Science Policy Insider News (July 2003)
In recent months, the Veterans Administration has welcomed a new Chief of Research and Development and faced increased scrutiny from the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the Government Accounting Office regarding human subject protections and research office reorganizations.
On July 10, 2003, during debate on the appropriations bill to fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS), the House of Representatives narrowly defeated an amendment offered by Rep. Patrick Toomey (R-PA) to defund five NIH grants on sexual behavior.
House Passes Labor-HHS Spending bill -- No Senate Action Yet; APA Comments on Homeland Security Bill; APA and COSSA Co-Sponsor Congressional Briefing on Educational Performance Gaps; APA Works with CIA and RAND to Hold Science of Deception Workshop; APA Pays Visit to NICHD Director Duane Alexander; New NIH Directors to Present at Convention