PUBLIC POLICY
ASM Policy efforts focus on communicating the importance of the microbial science to Congress, Federal Agencies and the Public.
Friday, 23 June 2017 09:36

Public Policy Brief - June 23, 2017

ASM sent a letter to members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies regarding funding for the National Science Foundation. The ASM asked Congress to reject the President’s proposed 11.2 percent cut and instead fund the NSF at $8 billion for the FY 2018, about 4 percent above the FY 2016 enacted level.

The ASM sent a letter to members of the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development on FY 2018 funding for the DOE’s Office of Science asking Congress to reject the 16.4 percent reduction proposed in the President’s budget for DOE life science research.

The Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities has published the June issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter.

The ASM sent a letter to members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies opposing the devastating cuts proposed by the Administration for the  FY 2018 budget for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The ASM sent a letter to members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies opposing the severe cuts proposed by the Administration for the FY 2018 budget  for the National Institutes of Health. 

The ASM sent a letter to Congress regarding issues related to the establishment of an Emergency Response Fund.

The ASM signed onto a letter as a member of the Informal Coalition on Biodefense and Public Health Preparedness  urging increased funding in FY 2018 for programs that support emergency preparedness.

Friday, 09 June 2017 10:31

Public Policy Brief - June 9, 2017

The ASM has released a statement on President’s announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.   The statement stresses the importance of scientific studies to understand global climate change since it influences everything, from the production of food, the quality of our air and water, to the spread of infectious diseases and the occurrence and prevalence of pathogenic microorganisms, vectors and disease outcomes.

The May issue of the Clinical Microbiology Issues Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.

Friday, 26 May 2017 09:59

Public Policy Brief - May 26, 2017

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 May issue of the Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter has been published by the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities.

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