Policy Blog

The AAS Public Policy team uses the Policy Blog to communicate with the membership about current events in the science policy world. Most policy blog posts are written by the John N. Bahcall Public Policy Fellow.

US Innovation and Competitiveness Act Passes the Senate

22 Jun 2021
The Senate passed the US Innovation and Competitiveness Act on 8 June. Here we provide some detail about what that means for the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies supporting the astronomical sciences...

President's FY 2022 Budget Request

11 Jun 2021
The Biden administration released the full President's FY 2022 Budget Request on 28 May. Here we provide some detail about the funding for NASA and other federal agencies that support the astronomical sciences.

Astro2020 Decadal Survey Update

10 Jun 2021
Astro2020 co-chairs Fiona Harrison and Robert Kennicutt explain why the final report of the latest Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics will be delayed beyond June 2021.