Statements and Testimony

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 10:57

Coalition Letter on FY 2018 Funding for NSF

The ASM signed onto a letter, as a member of the Coalition on National Science Funding (CNSF), to Congress urging them to maintain federal investments in America’s scientific and innovation enterprise.
Christopher Doern and Duane Newton, members of the Public and Scientific Affairs Board, Laboratory Practices Committee authored the white paper “Clinical Utility of Multiplex Tests for Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Pathogens.”  The expanded availability of molecular methods for detection of pathogens directly in clinical specimens is changing the paradigm for diagnosis…
The ASM sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee thanking them for rejecting the 22 percent budget cut for NIH research that was proposed in the President’s budget. The committee’s spending bill provides a $1.1 billion increase above the FY 2017 level and includes funding for the Fogarty International…
The ASM sent a letter to the House Appropriations HHS Subcommittee thanking them for rejecting the 22 percent budget cut for NIH research that was proposed in the President’s budget.  The Subcommittee’s spending bill provides a $1.1 billion increase above the FY 2017 level and includes funding for indirect costs…
The ASM sent a letter congratulating the new CDC Director, Brenda Fitzgerald on her recent appointment.
The ASM joined the AAAS and a number of other scientific organizations to send a letter to President Trump urging the use of scientific advisory bodies and the free exchange of scientific information on US federal government websites
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…
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 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.
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,…
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…
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