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Bullet policy · Sep 27, 2021

Congress Considers Stopgap Funding, Debt Ceiling Suspension

The House has passed a stopgap funding bill along party lines to keep the government operational at level-funding until December 3, 2021. The bill also includes a measure to suspend the U.S. debt ceiling through December 2022 and provide more than $26 billion in emergency aid for natural disasters.
Bullet policy · Sep 27, 2021

Interagency Report Outlines Best Practices for Diversity, Inclusion in STEM

The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), which coordinates science and technology policy across the federal research and development agencies, has released a new report describing best practices for strengthening diversity and inclusion in the federal STEM workforce.
Bullet policy · Sep 27, 2021

White House Expands Presidential Science Advisory Panel

President Biden issued an Executive Order on September 13 to expand the maximum size of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) from 26 to 32 members. Last week, he announced the names of 30 panel members who would constitute the “most diverse PCAST in U.S. History.”
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Bullet policy, statements · Sep 14, 2021

Science Groups Urge Lawmakers to Pass Bioeconomy R&D Legislation

A group of scientific organizations and institutions, including AIBS, have called on congressional leadership to include the Bioeconomy Research and Development Act of 2021 in legislation to bolster the U.S. research enterprise.
Bullet policy · Sep 13, 2021

Research Funding in the House Reconciliation Package

On September 9, 2021, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology approved $45 billion in research funding as part of a larger $3.5 trillion budget plan that Democratic lawmakers are looking to pass through the budget reconciliation process. The bill would make significant investments in climate research, national labs at the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).