Bloomberg – Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are blaming each other for an impasse in a pipeline safety reauthorization bill that many thought would breeze through Congress.
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Nature – When lawmakers return from their summer break on 9 September, they’ll have just three weeks to hammer out a 2020 spending deal — and funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and other key science agencies is on the line.
Nextgov – Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., introduced the ARPA-E Reauthorization and Reform Act, which would increase the office’s funding by $27 million annually over the next five years.
The Hill – Former Interior Department employees who say they experienced retaliation at the agency for their work on scientific endeavors appeared before lawmakers, sparking political wrangling over the role of scientists in the Trump administration.
American Institute of Physics – Congressional Democrats seeking to codify federal agencies' scientific integrity policies argued at a hearing that such steps would be necessary under any administration, while highlighting "abuses" in the Trump era.