Congress Passes Zika Funding Bill

Congress passed and President Obama signed a 10-week continuing resolution, which includes $1.1 billion for Zika virus research.

ASM Acts to Counter Zika Virus Outbreak

The emerging threat of Zika virus infection.

ASM Urges Action to Combat Zika Emergency

Current events linked to the Zika virus make aggressive public health actions and funding to combat this emerging infectious disease more crucial than ever.
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  • November 16, 2005 - ASM Participates in USDA Plant and Pest Biology Workshop
    On November 16, ASM participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) Stakeholders Workshop on Plant and Pest Biology and provided recommendations on how microbial research can enhance the five strategic goals of USDA-CSREES.
  • June 16, 2005 ASM Presentation at the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting, Geneva
    The ASM presentation on the Professional Responsibilities of Scientists at the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction in Geneva with comments from the International Union for Microbiological Societies.
  • May 11, 2005 – ASM Sends Thank You Letter to Chairman Wolf
    The ASM sent a letter to Congressman Frank Wolf, Chair of the House Science, State, Justice, and Commerce Appropriations Subcommittee thanking him for his letter to President Bush urging the tripling of the nation’s innovation budget, for federal basic research and development, over the next decade.