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Anna Ho (MIT) was the only undergraduate AAS member who participated in Congressional Visits Day 2014. In this continuation of her earlier blog post, she describes her experience.

Today brought much more detail on the proposal from the House of Representatives' Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), as the subcommittee released the report that accompanies their bill in preparation for tomorrow's full committee markup. The report indicates the subcommittee's intent in passing the bill, detailing how they intend for the top-line numbers and other language in the bill to be interpreted by the relevant agencies.

The House of Representatives' appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over NASA and NSF released its proposal for FY 2015, with increases for science research accounts at both agencies. Next, the bill moves on for full committee consideration this Thursday 8 May.

Anna Ho (MIT) was the only undergraduate AAS member who participated in Congressional Visits Day 2014. In this guest post, she recounts her experience.

Our testimony outlines how we view the astronomical sciences as an integral part of what policymakers and advocates often refer to as our national “innovation ecosystem.”

The Congress’ two week recess—time lawmakers spend at home in their states/districts—comes to an end on Monday (28 April 2014). When we last left off in this space (much too long ago) we were discussing how the President's Budget Request (PBR) for FY 2015 came into being over the last year and a half or so.

Today's post is written by AAS member, Ramin Skibba, who participated in the 2014 AAS Congressional Visits Day Program.

Last week, I participated in the Congressional Visits Day (CVD) with the American Astronomical Society (AAS)...

All of our current and former John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellows gathered for lunch with fellowship benefactor (and former AAS Vice-President) Neta Bahcall.

Each year, the federal budget process kicks off with the introduction of the President's Budget Request. Or rather, that's where it seems to begin for those of us looking from the outside in.

On March 4th the Obama Administration rolled out the top-line information on their budget request for FY 2015, which begins 1 October 2014. Details below the top line and a handful of policy bullet points will follow shortly.

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