February 19, 2016 - ASM Letter Supports Increased AFRI Funding
The ASM sent a letter to Congress supporting a funding level of $700 million in the FY 2017 budget for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).
February 12, 2016 - ASM Letter to Congress Regarding Zika Virus
The ASM sent a letter to Congress supporting the President's supplemental budget request of $1.8 billion to prepare and respond to the Zika virus outbreak.
ASM Advisory to Members on the President’s FY 2017 Budget Request for Science and Public Health
The ASM Office of Public Affairs has prepared a summary of the Administration's FY 2017 budget request to Congress. This summary includes special funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus.
December 22, 2015 - White House Releases National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
The White House released a comprehensive plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by key Federal departments and agencies to combat the global rise of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
December 18, 2015 - Statement of the ASM on the FY 2016 Congressional Funding Increases for Research
Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending package on December 18 that funds federal agencies for fiscal year 2016. The omnibus appropriations bill (HR 2029) provides $32 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $2 billion increase and nearly 7 percent over FY 2015.
e-Public Policy Update - December 2015
The December issue of the e-Public Policy Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.
December 8, 2015 - ASM Participates in CARB Working Group Meeting on Antibiotic Resistance
Susan Sharp, ASM President-Elect, presented answers to a series of questions on behalf of ASM to the meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) Working Group on One Health Surveillance.
November 4, 2015 - ASM Comments on Identifying Sources of Agricultural Innovation
That ASM sent comments to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) regarding an a Request for Information (RFI) on Identifying Sources of Agricultural Innovation.
ASM Advisory on the Report of the Fast-Track Action Committee on Mapping the Microbiome
The ASM sent out an advisory to members regarding the Report of the Fast-Track Action Committee on Mapping the Microbiome.
December 2, 2015 - ASM Letter Regarding the Report of the Fast-Track Action Committee on Mapping the Microbiome
The ASM sent a letter to Dr. John Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget regarding the Report of the Fast-Track Action Committee on Mapping the Microbiome. The report was published by the Life Sciences Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council.