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Bullet events, policy · Jan 13, 2021

2021 Virtual Advocacy Event

Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences on April 19-23, 2021 for our Virtual Advocacy Event.

Bullet policy, statements · Jan 07, 2021

Science Community Urges President-Elect Biden To Rescind Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions

On behalf of the scientific, medical, and patient communities dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and improving human health, we congratulate you on your election and urge you, upon taking office, to swiftly rescind the human fetal tissue (HFT) research restrictions and policy changes that the Department of Health and Human Services made in 2019.
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.

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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.

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 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 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.