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Bullet policy, statements · Mar 11, 2020

CNSF Letter on FY 2021 Funding for NSF

We are writing to urge you to provide the highest possible fiscal year (FY) 2021 allocation for the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittees, at least equal to the FY 2020 allocation and sufficient to fully fund the basic and applied research programs in the CJS portfolio.
Bullet action-alerts, policy · Mar 05, 2020

Ask Your Representatives to Support Investment in NSF

Congress has started debate on funding levels for federal programs for fiscal year 2021. Please show your support for the National Science Foundation (NSF) by asking your Representative to sign a letter in support of funding the agency at $9 billion in 2021.

Bullet awards, policy · Feb 19, 2020

AIBS Recognizes Science Policy Leadership

Washington, DC - The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is pleased to announce that Corinn Rutkoski and Renee Collini have been selected as the 2020 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award (EPPLA) recipients. The EPPLA recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who have demonstrated leadership skills and an aptitude for future professional success working at the intersection of science and public policy.

Bullet policy · Feb 18, 2020

President’s Budget Cuts Science

The White House released the President’s Budget Request for fiscal year (FY) 2021 on February 10, 2020. The budget proposes large cuts for science for the fourth consecutive year. The $4.8 trillion budget framework calls for cuts to most federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Bullet policy, statements · Feb 11, 2020

Joint Request to Extend Comment Period on Proposed NEPA Update

On behalf of the undersigned scientific societies, we respectfully urge you to extend the period during which you will accept public comment on the proposed changes for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Bullet policy · Feb 02, 2020

Public Policy 2019 Annual Report

The AIBS Public Policy Office has released its annual report for 2019. Read about our achievements in science policy.

Bullet policy, statements · Jan 28, 2020

AIBS Comments on the American Research Environment

Chloe Kontos
Executive Director
Joint Committee on the Research Environment
National Science and Technology Council
Office of Science and Technology Policy
The White House
Via: JCORE@ostp.eop.gov

Bullet policy · Aug 19, 2019

Trump Administration Overhauls Protections for Endangered Species

The Departments of the Interior and Commerce have unveiled significant changes to the regulations that implement the Endangered Species Act (ESA), altering how the law will be enforced in the future. The revisions will make it easier for regulators to delist species from the endangered species list and remove automatic protections for threatened species.