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Bullet policy, statements · Mar 13, 2020

AIBS Testimony in Support of FY 2021 Funding for NSF

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) appreciates the opportunity to provide testimony in support of fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations for the National Science Foundation (NSF). We encourage Congress to provide NSF with at least $9 billion in FY 2021. Additionally, we request that Congress consider economic options that can help scientific societies and organizations withstand the economic losses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bullet policy, statements · Mar 12, 2020

AIBS Letter to House Science Committee on COVID-19 Economic Measures

On behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), thank you for your leadership on behalf of science and to ensure our nation has the scientific capacity to inform and respond to significant public emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Bullet policy, statements · Mar 11, 2020

CNSF Letter on FY 2021 Funding for NSF

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.
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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 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, 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