PUBLIC POLICY
ASM Policy efforts focus on communicating the importance of the microbial science to Congress, Federal Agencies and the Public.

The ASM Office of Public Affairs has completed a summary of the Administration's FY 2018 budget proposal with programs and agencies of importance to the microbial sciences.

The ASM signed onto a coalition letter to Congressional leadership urging support for scientific research as they begin work on the FY 2018 appropriations.

ASM Letter regarding the nomination of the Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

The ASM has released a statement on the release of the Administration’s FY 2018 Budget urging Congress to reject the Administration’s proposed severe cuts to science and public health programs.  

The ASM submitted comments in response to the Department of State's emergency review on supplemental questions for high risk Visa applicants. 

The ASM sent a letter to all members of Congress thanking them for their efforts to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Energy Office of Science and the Food and Drug Administration in the FY 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill.

The ASM signed onto a letter sent to House and Senate appropriations committee leaders calling on Congress to increase the fiscal 2018 302(b) subcommittee allocations for Labor-HHS.

ASM joined the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV) in drafting comments for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act (DAIA) legislation.  The DAIA builds upon previous efforts to establish a new framework for the regulation of both in vitro diagnostic tests and laboratory-developed tests (LDTs).

The ASM has compiled its funding recommendations on biomedical and life science research and public health for fiscal year 2018 in a booklet. It includes the statements sent to Congress on the federal agencies that support microbial sciences research. 

Monday, 01 May 2017 09:44

Public Policy Brief - May 1, 2017

Thursday, 13 April 2017 12:17

Public Policy Brief - April 13, 2017

The ASM submitted funding recommendations for the Department of Defense for FY 2018 to Congress.

The ASM submitted funding recommendations for the Department of Energy Office of Science for FY 2018 to Congress.

ASM activities on Capitol Hill in support of agricultural research.

The ASM signed onto a letter to Congress urging completion the FY 2017 appropriations process with robust investments in scientific research.

The ASM submitted funding recommendations for the US Department of Agriculture for FY 2018 to Congress.

The ASM submitted funding recommendations for the National Science Foundation for FY 2018 to Congress.

The ASM submitted funding recommendations for the Food and Drug Administration for FY 2018 to Congress.

The ASM sent a statement to members of Congress urging support for funding growth for biomedical research, science and public health programs. 

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