The User Fee negotiations are still underway and those discussions must be finalized soon or you may not have many folks to speak to at FDA.  Yes, there is some carryover money but no one knows for sure how employees will react if pink slips go out.  It now looks like September 15th will be a big day to see how the wind blows.  Let’s hope it is a warm wind and at the FDA’s back as the old saying in sailing goes.

Failure to get the UFA legislation passed in time could be more disrupting to the Agency than a classic Washington area snowstorm and have much longer and lasting effects.  Come on boys and girls get this done!