117th Congress Takes Steps to Pass an Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Early on Tuesday, December 19, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 2617) to fund the federal government for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. This omnibus appropriations package includes $858 billion in defense spending and $772.5 billion in non-defense discretionary spending. The omnibus appropriations package also includes $44.9 billion in emergency assistance to Ukraine and our NATO allies and $40.6 billion to assist communities across the country recovering from natural disasters. Read more.

White House Summit on STEMM Equity and Excellence

Last week, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted a summit on STEMM Equity and Excellence. The summit included announcements of actions to eliminate barriers to the science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine ecosystem. Read more

National Defense Authorization Act Includes Graduate Education Provisions

On Thursday, December 14, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 by a vote of 83-11. The House passed the legislation on December 8 after the House and Senate authorizing committees released text of the agreement on December 6. Read more 

Growing Access to Opportunity with the Launch of DOE STEM

The Department of Energy recently launched a new website for workforce training and learning opportunities. Read more

NIH Grants Conference

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host a virtual grants conference on February 1 and 2, 2023. The conference is targeted to individuals new to NIH grants and/or looking to better understand the processes and policies behind NIH funding. Read more