Science Policy Insider News

Science Directorate
January 2009

Science Policy Insider News (January 2008)

Farm Bill Includes Worrisome Amendments

Two amendments that may adversely affect aspects of research with nonhuman animals are included in both the House and Senate versions of a five-year, $286 billion bill that reauthorizes programs on food safety and production. H.R. 2419 (commonly called the “Farm Bill”) passed the Senate on December 14, 2007, with a strong margin of 79-14, and passed the House in July with a 231-191 vote.

NIMH Research and Policy Update

On January 11, Science GRO’s Elizabeth Hoffman attended the Open Policy Session of the National Advisory Mental Health Council at NIH.

Also in this Issue

APA Hosts First Friends of NIAAA Meeting; RWJ Seeks Proposals from Behavioral Scientists Conducting Health Policy Research; National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research Update; National Children’s Study Expands Centers; NICHD Plans for Tight Funding Year