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Bullet policy, statements · Apr 16, 2021

AIBS Submits Testimony in Support of FY 2022 Funding for Smithsonian Institution, USGS, USFWS, and EPA

AIBS has provided testimony to the House Appropriations Committee regarding fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding for biological research programs within the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

AIBS urged Congress to make new funding available for research and to continue its bipartisan tradition of investing in our nation’s scientific capacity.

The testimony reads, in part: “We encourage Congress to provide additional funding to the Smithsonian Institution in FY 2022, including at least $60 million to the National Museum of Natural History to support scientific and curatorial work. We urge Congress to provide the USGS with $1.75 billion in FY 2022, with at least $310 million for its Ecosystems Mission Area. We further request that Science Support in USFWS be funded at $20 million in FY 2022. Lastly, we request that Congress provide EPA Science and Technology with at least $900 million in FY 2022.”

Read the full testimony.