ASM Urges Congressional Action on Emergency Zika Funding
The ASM sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid, Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi urging action on Zika funding legislation.
Payment Determinations for Calendar Year 2017 for New Clinical Laboratory Tests
The ASM presented recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at its annual Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule public meeting determining payment levels for new tests for 2017.
Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter - July 2016
The July issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor has been published by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities (CMIIM)
NSABB Recommendations for the Evaluation and Oversight of Proposed GOF Research
The ASM sent an advisory to ASM members regarding the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) recommendations for the evaluation and oversight of proposed Gain of Function Research of Concern (GOFROC)
ASM Thanks Senate Subcommittee for NIH $2 Billion Budget Increase
The ASM sent letters to Senators Roy Blunt and Patty Murray thanking the Senate Labor/HHS Subcommittee for proposing a $2 Billion budget increase for the National Institutes of Health.
May 24, 2016 - ASM Letter on DOE FY 2017 Appropriations
The ASM sent a letter to all members of the House of Representatives regarding DOE Provisions in House Amendment to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016.
e-Public Policy Update – May 2016
The May issue of the e-Public Policy Update has been published by the ASM Office of Public Affairs.
May 18, 2016 - ASM Supports $1.9 Billion Emergency Funding to Combat Zika
The ASM sent a letter to Congress supporting the full $1.9 emergency funding request to combat Zika.
ASM Members Meet with Senate Appropriations Chair
ASM volunteer leaders have on been Capitol Hill advocating for funding for the microbial sciences and their messages have accelerated congressional action on funding to address the Zika threat.
May 11, 2016 – ASM Comments on Department of Labor Employee Exemptions Definitions Impact on Research
The ASM sent a letter to Howard A. Shelanski, Ph.D., Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget regarding the impact of the Department of Labor’s “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees” on research.