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February 2007

Science Policy Insider News (February 2007)

Research Funding Outlook: Funds settled for 2007 and Bush's Budget for 2008

On February 15, 2007, the President signed House Joint Resolution 20, a bill to finalize funding for the 2007 fiscal year. This measure successfully secured $2.3 billion in additional funds for important health and education programs, including the Ryan White CARE programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pell Grants funded by the Department of Education.

Senate HELP Committee Convenes Hearing on Tobacco Regulation

On February 27, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, chaired by Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and ranking member Michael Enzi (R-WY), held a hearing to address the need for FDA regulation of tobacco products.

Also in this Issue

APA Joint Task Force on Sexual Orientation and the Military Meets in D.C.; NIDA, NIAAA, RWJF and HBO Collaborate on Addiction Programming; Friends of NIDA Hold Congressional Briefing on Drug Abuse Treatment; Congress Steps in to Support the National Children's Study; NIH Loan Repayment Program Continues To Support Psychologists; NICHD Director Shares Good News and Bad News; Opportunities for Violence Prevention Research at the CDC