On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed (85-7) the fiscal year 2019 minibus appropriations bill (H.R.6157) that would fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education, attaching to it a large amendment package. The bill includes S.Amdt. 3964, an amendment introduced by Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that provides
On August 21, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a request for public comment on the impact of government procurement provisions of U.S. trade agreements on U.S. manufacturers and suppliers. Prompted by President Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order (E.O.), the request seeks to understand how domestic preference laws affect participation of U.S. manufacturers and suppliers in the Federal procurement process.
New OMB Super Circular Offers Guidance to Nonprofit Grantees Operating Abroad Organizations that perform federal grants and cooperative agreements outside the United States will find new and revised obligations in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) final guidance titled ‘‘Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards,’’ 72 Fed. Reg. 78,590 (Dec.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the National Science Foundation (“NSF”) Offices of Inspector General (“OIG”) recently released their Work Plans for Fiscal Year 2014 (“Work Plan(s)”). In each Plan, the OIG discusses the investigative focus of the organization for the upcoming year. As is typical, this year’s Work Plans include
On 26 December 2013 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued final guidance titled “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards,” 72 Fed. Reg. 78590 (26 December 2013). This new guidance, often referred to as the “Super-circular” or “Omni-circular,” is a significant development for research compliance and legal professionals who
Earlier today, President Obama announced the nomination of three cabinet-level appointments to his Administration: Ernest Moniz as Secretary of Energy; Gina McCarthy as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Sylvia Matthews Burwell as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.