Statements and Testimony

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…
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…
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.
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