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.

The Senate's Version of FY 2019 Spending

22 May 2018
"Regular order" continues (for now) as the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved its version of legislation setting federal spending levels for fiscal year (FY) 2019.

Decadal Survey Will Proceed on Schedule

30 May 2018
NASA's Associate Administrator for Science, Thomas Zurbuchen, has accepted the National Academy’s recommendation to start the astrophysics decadal survey now rather than wait two years.

AAS 232 for the Policy Crowd

22 May 2018
Your guide to items at the June 2018 AAS meeting that relate to informing and/or developing the public policy that governs federally funded research in the astronomical sciences.

House Responds to President's FY 2019 Budget Request

22 May 2018
The House Appropriations Committee has kicked off appropriations season, holding "markups" — consideration of amendments, debate, and votes — on bills that set federal spending levels for fiscal year (FY) 2019.