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

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:30

Public Policy Brief - March 22, 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:06

Public Policy Brief - March 16, 2017

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 13:13

Public Policy Brief - March 15, 2017

ASM and the Pan American Society of Clinical Virology (PASCV) drafted a letter expressing concerns about the turnaround time for results in the Zika plaque reduction neutralizing test (PRNT) currently available and suggested some solutions.   

Thursday, 09 March 2017 10:41

Public Policy Brief - March 9, 2017

The ASM signed onto a letter to Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General and Dr. Margaret Chan, World Health Organization Director-General regarding the progress since the political declaration of the high level meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September 2016.

The ASM signed on to a letter to President Trump regarding the essential role of the federal public health and biomedical research workforce as long-term policy regarding federal hiring is considered.

The ASM submitted funding recommendations for the National Institutes of Health for FY 2018 to Congress. 

The ASM submitted funding recommendations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for FY 2018 to Congress. 

Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:24

Public Policy Brief - February 23, 2017

The ASM sent a letter to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chair and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate's health committee and Representative Greg Walden (R-OR), chair and Representative Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, and Texas Reps. Michael Burgess (R) and Gene Green (D), chairman and ranking member of the subcommittee on health regarding their “Dear Colleague” letter to their colleagues highlighting the benefits of vaccines.

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