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Bullet policy, statements · Mar 11, 2022

AIBS Provides Testimony in Support of FY 2023 Funding for Smithsonian Institution, USGS, USFWS, and EPA

AIBS has provided testimony to the House Appropriations Committee regarding fiscal year (FY) 2023 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).

“We encourage Congress to provide additional funding to the Smithsonian Institution in FY 2023, including at least $60 million to the National Museum of Natural History with new funding to support scientific and curatorial work,” reads the testimony. “We urge Congress to provide the USGS with $1.85 billion in FY 2023, with at least $360 million for its Ecosystems Mission Area. We further request that Science Support within USFWS be provided at least $36 million in FY 2023. Lastly, we request that Congress provide EPA Science and Technology with at least $850 million in FY 2023.”

AIBS urged Congress to make significant new investments in research and sustain its bipartisan support for science. Read the full testimony.

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