On March 17th, a bipartisan group of Senators on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee introduced a bill entitled The FDA and NIH Workforce Authorities Modernization Act. The bill, which was introduced by Senators Lamar Alexander (R – TN) and Patty Murray (D – WA), will help the FDA and NIH “attract top talent during this exciting time in science.” In addition, Senator Alexander’s recent press release states that the bill would also “authorize the agencies to streamline coordination and cut red tape.”
Specifically, Alexander’s press release states that the bill’s benefits include:
The Senate’s HELP committee is scheduled to debate and vote on the bill on April 6th, during the committee’s final innovation meeting.
For additional information regarding The FDA and NIH Workforce Authorities Modernization Act, view the full text of the bipartisan bill.
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