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Bullet policy · Jan 04, 2021

Congress Approves FY 2021 Spending, Stimulus Legislation

On December 21, 2020, both chambers of Congress passed a $900 billion coronavirus stimulus package along with the fiscal year (FY) 2021 omnibus spending legislation. After demanding changes to relief provisions in the congressionally approved legislation for a week, President Trump capitulated and signed the stimulus-spending bill into law on December 27, 2020, just prior to the expiration of the most recent stopgap funding resolution.

Bullet policy · Jan 04, 2021

Academy Report Discusses Future of Science Policy

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has released proceedings from a February 2020 symposium that summarizes discussions among leading business, academic, and government professionals on the future of science policy in the U.S. and whether the modern research architecture needs to be reconfigured to meet 21st century challenges.

Bullet policy · Jan 04, 2021

Report Examines Economic Benefits of Scientific Collections

A new advisory report, entitled, “Economic Analyses of Federal Scientific Collections,” explores the economic benefits of Federal scientific collections. The report provides a framework for economic analyses, including methods for documenting long-term operating costs and benefits of collections.

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Bullet policy · Dec 21, 2020

Lawmakers Reach Deal on COVID-19 Relief

After months of unfruitful negotiations, congressional leaders reached an agreement on a $900 billion coronavirus stimulus package over the weekend.

Bullet bioscience, podcasts · Dec 21, 2020

In Their Own Words- Alan Covich

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fields, particularly within the biological sciences. Each month, we will publish in the pages of BioScience, and on this podcast, the results of these conversations. Today, we are joined by Alan Covich, Professor of Ecology at the Odum School of Ecology, at the University of Georgia. He is also a past president of AIBS.

Bullet policy · Dec 21, 2020

Biden Announces Key Nominees

Over the past two weeks, President-Elect Joe Biden announced several nominations and appointments for key health and climate related positions in his Administration.

Bullet events · Dec 21, 2020

Forward-Thinking Discussion on Biological Collections

We invite the Biological Collections community at-large to join the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Natural Science Collections Alliance, and Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections for a joint discussion with the Biodiversity Collections Network and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the future of biological collections.
Bullet policy, statements · Dec 17, 2020

Science Coalition Lays Out Priorities, Recommendations for Biden Transition Team

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)—an alliance of more than 130 professional organizations, scientific societies, universities, and businesses that advocate for the National Science Foundation (NSF)—has submitted a number of science policy priorities and key personnel recommendations to President-elect Joe Biden and his transition team.