2014 Statements and Testimony

April 3, 2014 - ASM Appropriation Statements for FY 2015
The ASM has submitted appropriation recommendations for federal agencies that support biomedical and public health research.

April 1, 2014 – Coalition Letter Supporting Countermeasure Funding
The ASM has endorsed the
Informal Coalition on Biodefense and Emergency Health Preparedness letter to the House and Senate LHHS Appropriations Subcommittees regarding FY 2014 appropriations supporting programs critical to the Nation’s preparedness against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats.

March 19, 2014 - ASM Endorses the American Cures Act
The ASM sent a letter to Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) endorsing the bill which would create a trust fund to support a mandatory funding stream for biomedical research supported by the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies involved in biomedical research.

March 13, 2014 - Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Letter to Congress
The ASM signed on to a CNSF letter sent to members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology expressing concerns with H.R.4186, the Frontiers in Research, Science, Technology (FIRST) Act of 2014.

February 26, 2014 - CLC Letter to Congressional Leadership Regarding Laboratory Fee Reimbursement
ASM endorsed a Clinical Laboratory Coalition (CLC) letter sent to both the House and Senate Leadership, urging them not to reduce laboratory fee reimbursement for FY 2014. (Senate Version)

February 14, 2014 - Letter to Farm Bill Conferees
The ASM endorsed a letter written by the National Coalition for Food and Agriculture (NationalC-FAR), thanking the Farm Bill conferees for authorizing the development of a Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) in the 2014 Farm Bill.

February 4, 2014 - SoAR Letter to Congressional Leadership
ASM endorsed a Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) letter sent to the chairs and ranking members of both the House and Senate agriculture appropriations subcommittees, thanking them for funding AFRI with $316million for FY 2014.

January 17, 2014 - ASM Statement on the FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill
The ASM released a statement about the passage of the "Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014."

January 13, 2014 - ASM Comments on Government Travel Restrictions
The ASM submitted a letter to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs as part of the hearing record for its January 14 hearing entitled  “Examining Conference and Travel Spending Across the Federal Government.”

January 1, 2014 - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Coalition Letter
AFRI Coalition Letter sent to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to fund AFRI with at least $316 million in FY 2014.