On 27 March 2009, the AIBS Public Policy Office provided testimony to the House Committee on Appropriations in support of increased fiscal year (FY) 2010 federal appropriations for the peer-reviewed research grant programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Testimony recommendations include:

  • AIBS requests that Congress provide the USGS with $1.3 billion in FY 2010, with at least $240 million for the Biological Resources Discipline.
  • AIBS requests that the Committee [on Appropriations] work to provide the NSF with the $7.015 billion requested by the President for fiscal year (FY) 2010.
  • AIBS encourages Congress to provide the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) with at least $700 million for fiscal year (FY) 2010. Within this amount, please provide at least $190 million for human health and ecosystem research.

To read the complete testimony, please go to http://www.aibs.org/position-statements/.


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