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