Representative James "Jim" Bridenstine (R-OK) is under consideration for the position of NASA administrator, and his responses to an initial questionnaire from the Senate are available to review.
Public Policy Tag Definition: Relates to Public Policy, agencies, budgets, Congress, etc.
The AAS recently bid farewell to Heather Bloemhard, the sixth Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, and welcomed Ashlee Wilkins to the Society as the new Fellow.
New Bahcall Public Policy Fellow Ashlee Wilkins introduces herself and describes the path that led her to science policy and the AAS.
The steps to setting up and having a meeting with your members of Congress.
The Senate Appropriations Committee recently passed the Commerce, Justice, Science and Energy & Water FY 2018 Appropriations bills. We summarize the Senate's funding levels for NASA, NSF, and DOE.
Thanks to the hard work of volunteers, the AAS was able to provide information about the Solar Eclipse Across America to every congressional office.
This Action Alert requests that AAS members contact their representative to ask that they oppose the current House Budget Resolution and support a bipartisan budget deal.
This week, ask your representative to oppose the House Budget Resolution and instead support a bipartisan budget deal that raises the cap for nondefense discretionary spending and achieves parity.
Refer to the corresponding AAS Action Alert.
The House Appropriations Committee recently passed the Commerce, Justice, Science and Energy & Water FY 2018 Appropriations bills. We summarize the House's funding levels for NASA, NSF, and DOE.
If your representative is on the House Budget Committee, then contact them by 13 July and ask them to support a bicameral, bipartisan agreement to stop sequestration and raise the spending caps for FY 2018.
The National Space Council, a presidential advisory group, was reestablished. The Council is expected to meet by the end of the summer.
The AAS seeks help from DC-area members to package and deliver solar eclipse glasses and instructions to all 535 congressional offices on Capitol Hill in mid-July.
If your representative is on the House Budget Committee, then ask them to support a bicameral, bipartisan agreement to stop sequestration and raise the spending caps for fiscal year (FY) 2018.
See the corresponding AAS Action Alert.
More detailed budget breakdowns for FY 2018.
The FY 2018 Budget Request outlines the administration's priorities for federal spending. We summarize the NASA, NSF, and DOE proposals.
The AAS participated with the National Solar Observatory and the exhibit booth focused on the importance of understanding the physical processes that lead to phenomena like space weather events.
Ask your senators to sign onto a "Dear Colleague Letter" to show their support for robust funding for DOE-Science.
Contact your senators using the templates below and ask them to sign onto a "Dear Colleague Letter" to show their support for robust funding for the Department of Energy's Office of Science (DOE-Science).
Jesus Rivera, a graduate student at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, describes his experience at the March 2017 AAS Congressional Visits Day.
Action Alert: a rapid, grassroots-level action on the part of the AAS membership to create a truly positive result in Congress or in other areas of government.