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Advocacy Season for NIH Funding Officially Begins

While 2022 is only a few months old, on Capitol Hill the appropriations cycle for fiscal year (FY) 2023 is well and truly underway and the Endocrine Society has quickly shifted gears and developed our 2023 funding requests for the NIH and other critical public health agencies. In March, the Biden Administration kicked off the...
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Endocrine Society Members Advocate for Insulin Affordability, Diabetes Prevention, Diabetes Research

The Endocrine Society conducted a Hill Day over April 26, 27, and 28, where we brought together nearly 55 member clinicians, clinical researchers, and basic scientists from 25 states to meet with their Congressional representatives and discuss issues related to diabetes treatment, prevention, and research. Continuing security restrictions on Capitol Hill required that our meetings...
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Final Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Legislation Passed with Increase for NIH, CDC, and Other Programs 

Following intense negotiations, in March the House and Senate finally passed an appropriations package that funded the federal government for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, which technically began October 1, 2021. The $1.5-trillion package received bipartisan support and follows months of advocacy by the Endocrine Society with increased funding for our priorities. The bill includes several important...
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Endocrine Society Advocates for Increased Funding for NIH Research, CDC

In another political nailbiter, with less than 24 hours remaining before all federal government funding would expire and cause a government shut-down, the U.S. Senate cleared legislation last month to continue funding the federal government through March 11. The temporary spending bill is the third such short-term funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2022, which...
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Congress Approves Continuing Resolution to Fund NIH Through February 18

With just hours to spare before its December 3 deadline, Congress averted a government shutdown and passed a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government at the previous year’s level through February 18, 2022. We appreciate the Endocrine Society members who participated in our online campaign, which helped avoid a destabilizing shutdown and ensured...
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Advocacy Victory:  EU Effectively Bans BPA in Food Contact Materials 

The European Food Safety Administration (EFSA) issued a draft opinion in December that lowers the ‘tolerable daily intake of BPA in food contact materials by six orders of magnitude – effectively a ban on BPA and an advocacy victory for the Endocrine Society. We have called for better regulation of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in food contact materials.    The Endocrine Society will provide supporting comments to...
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EUREKA! The Top Endocrine Discoveries of 2021

december 2021 cover For the seventh year running, Endocrine News talks to editors from Endocrine Society publications to get the endocrine discoveries of 2021 worth their weight in gold. Research never stops. Despite facing challenges related to social distancing, supply chain disruptions, and other pandemic-related problems this past year, scientists dug deep in the mines of endocrinology and...
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2021 Advocacy Year in Review

The Endocrine Society advocates on behalf of our members, the patients they treat, and the science they research. Though our work in 2021 remained virtual, we successfully advocated for our policy priorities and raised the visibility of the value of endocrinology and endocrine research. Let’s look back at some of our wins from this year....