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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.”
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.
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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).
Bullet policy · Sep 13, 2021

Biden Administration Announces R&D Budget Priorities

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued their annual science and technology (S&T) priorities memorandum on August 27. The document guides federal agency priority-setting in the coming budget cycle.