H.R. 3268: Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA FY18 Appropriations Act

Author's Summary:  "Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes."

IB Summary:  This bill would result in an overall cut of 6.1% for the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (compared to the administration's request of a 30% cut), relative to FY17 enacted funds, among other cuts to various federal agriculture research and development agencies. More details: https://www.aaas.org/news/week-appropriations-house-another-billion-nih-others-not-so-lucky

Status: Passed committee 7/17/17; Senate version passed committee 7/20/17

Links: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3268; https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/s1603