On 10 April, the director of public policy for the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) was a witness on a panel testifying before the House Subcommittee on Interior and Environment Appropriations. Dr. Robert Gropp testified in his capacity as Chairman of the USGS Coalition, an alliance of organizations united by a commitment to the continued vitality of the United States Geological Survey. He called for Congress to work to provide additional funding in fiscal year 2015 for the United States Geological Survey. The mix of biological, geological, hydrological and geospatial sciences makes the USGS a unique science agency.
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