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Explore the most recent news about AIBS's initiatives, programs, resources, and events.

Bullet policy · Jul 20, 2020

House Begins Work on FY 2021 Appropriations

Over the past two weeks, the House Appropriations Committee has swiftly advanced all twelve appropriations bills for fiscal year (FY) 2021. These bills will now be considered by the full House of Representatives.
Bullet policy, statements · Jul 17, 2020

Joint Letter on Protecting COVID-19 Patient Data

The undersigned organizations write with urgency to strongly recommend that the administration immediately reverse its decision to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the collection and analysis of COVID-19 patient data.
Bullet policy, statements · Jul 10, 2020

Community Statement Opposing ICE Guidance on Foreign Students

The biological sciences research and education community is deeply concerned by the July 6, 2020, guidance from United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that would force international students to leave the country if they do not participate in in-person instruction during the fall 2020 semester.
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Bullet policy · Jul 06, 2020

AIBS Recommendations Included in House Report on Solving the Climate Crisis

A new plan from the Democratic members of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis was released on June 30, 2020. The report, “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy, and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America”, includes recommendations provided by AIBS in response to the Committee’s 2019 request for information from the public. AIBS urged the Committee to secure “increased federal investment in the biological sciences to improve our understanding of how living systems are being influenced by climate change, identify novel biotechnology and management practices that promote biological resilience to and mitigation of climate change, and develop innovative strategies for improving agricultural productivity while reducing the energy required to produce food and fiber.”

Bullet action-alerts, policy · Jul 06, 2020

Ask Congress to Oppose ICE Guidance on Foreign Students in United States

On July 6, 2020, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued guidance that would force international students to leave the country if they do not participate in in-person instruction during the fall 2020 semester. Please take a few moments to write to your members of Congress about intervening to protect foreign students in the United States.

Bullet policy, statements · Jun 15, 2020

CNSF Letter Supporting NSF Director Confirmation

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) - a broad-based group of professional organizations, universities, scientific societies, and businesses - wants to thank Congress for its consistent support for fundamental scientific research and educational programs supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). As the only federal agency charged with the promotion of scientific progress across all scientific and engineering disciplines, NSF is the cornerstone of America's basic research enterprise.