Congress today overwhelmingly passed the 2016 spending bill. The House of Representatives this morning voted 316 to 113, with a majority of Republicans and nearly all Democrats favoring the $1.1 trillion package for all federal agencies. The Senate concurred a few hours later with a vote of 65 to 33. President Barack Obama is expected to sign it into law later today. Early on 16 December, congressional leaders released the text of an omnibus spending bill that will fund all federal agencies for the rest of the 2016 fiscal year. We’ve taken a look at how individual agencies fared under the bill (see bullets below). Science has also compiled a table showing the budgets of key research agencies and programs. 2016 spending bill gives NIH $2 billion raise, largest in 12 years At long last, Congress to make R&D tax credit permanent White-nose bat study funded FDA gets 5% bump and ban on gene editing NASA science budget rises 6.6% NOAA research rises 4% in new budget … [Read more...] about Updated: Budget agreement boosts U.S. science
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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.——If you were to accidentally stumble into the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference, wrapping up here on Wednesday, without any sort of context whatsoever, you might think you'd landed in the midst of something between a very large family reunion and a mild-mannered evangelical tent meeting. That is, until you saw the static displays of bombs and drones and aircraft mock-ups in the exposition hall. The father figure and pastor of the "aerospace nation," as the Air Force Association and various Air Force officials referred to the collective culture around the military aerospace community, was General Mark Welsh III, the Air Force chief of staff. On Tuesday, Welsh gave the State of the Air Force address. Today, his office issued its latest tract, the Air Force Future Operating Concept—a document outlining how the service plans to operate 20 years in the future. And while the latter is a vision of an optimistic future, Welsh's … [Read more...] about Air Force chief rebuts F-35 haters, calls for more modernization