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

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July 27, 2016 - ASM Asks VA for Clarification on Proposed Advance Practice Registered Nurse Duty Changes

ASM comments focus on Advance Practice Nurses ability to perform laboratory testing


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.