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Bullet policy, reports · Feb 14, 2024

Public Policy Office 2023 Annual Report

The AIBS Public Policy Office has released its annual report for 2023. This report describes the work AIBS has done this past year in collaboration with our members and partners to advocate for policies that advance biology.

Read about our accomplishments in science policy, which include:

  • Facilitated 56 meetings between scientists and lawmakers
  • Helped 94 scientists become advocates for science
  • Reaffirmed our commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on race considerations in college and university admissions.
  • Worked with our science community partners to ensure that Congress follows through on the promise of the CHIPS and Science Act by fully funding the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other science agencies at the levels authorized by the law.
  • Helped facilitate community discussions on the implementation of collections-related provisions in the CHIPS and Science Act, namely a specimen management plan requirement and a Biological Collections Action Center.
  • Endorsed Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bill that would make significant investments in wildlife and habitat conservation.
  • Endorsed legislation to keep public science independent from political interference.
  • Supported legislation aimed at retaining international students who have completed advanced STEM degrees from U.S. educational institutions by providing them permanent resident status.

Download and read the 2023 Public Policy Office Annual Report.