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Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy (CAPP)

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:36 -- joshua.shiode

History: Established as Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy; merged with Committee on Communications to become Committee on Public Policy (June, 1982, 160th Meeting); present name adopted at 161st Meeting, Jan. 1983; committee reactivated (165th Meeting).

Members: Appointed by the AAS President with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee. Council Liaisons appointed by President, with approval of the Council; they serve ex-Officio.

Congressional Leave-Behinds Highlighting Planetary Science Missions

Below is the current Congressional leave-behind flyer for 2014 highlighting planetary science programs and missions, including links that provide more information on the images and content shown.

 

Highlighting a Potential Europa Flagship

Download the version below, with links, here. For a printer quality version, please contact public.policy@aas.org.

 

Congressional Leave-Behinds Highlighting Planetary Science Missions

Below is the current Congressional leave-behind flyer for 2014 highlighting planetary science programs and missions, including links that provide more information on the images and content shown.

Highlighting a Potential Europa Flagship

Download the version below, with links, here. For a printer quality version, please contact public.policy@aas.org.

 

Appropriations Status Update, Update: Now with More Details

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.

Policy Talks

Interested in hearing about science policy from your AAS Executive Office staff? The AAS will share expenses for a member of our policy staff to come out for a colloquium or more informal talk about science policy and our AAS advocacy efforts. Available for local talks are:

AAS Statement on the President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

As the nation works toward a hard-fought economic recovery, it is crucial that we strengthen investments in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research that will help drive our long-term prosperity in the global knowledge economy. The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is troubled by the reduction in basic science research funding proposed in the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request.

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