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On 12 July Society President Christine Jones testified before the House Space and Research & Technology Subcommittees at a hearing titled "Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Astrobiology."

13 Jul 2016 - Public Policy

The American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, the Senate's version of the COMPETES reauthorization, was introduced. It includes policies for OSTP, NSF, NIST, and R&D and STEM education in general.

27 Jun 2016 - Public Policy

In this guest blog, the AAS-sponsored participant to the AAAS CASE Workshop, Kevin Cooke, describes two of the things that he learned.

03 Jun 2016 - Public Policy

The spending bills for FY 2017 that include NASA, NSF, and DOE have been approved by the House Appropriations committee and are summarized in this post.

09 Jun 2016 - Public Policy

The AAS brought a few members to Washington, DC, to present their National Science Foundation-supported work on Capitol Hill.

06 May 2016 - Public Policy

The spending bills for FY 2017 that include NASA, NSF, and DOE have been approved by the Senate Appropriations committee, and are summarized within this post.

25 May 2016 - Public Policy

Did you know that the AAS has a Policy Talk program? Learn more about how to have a member of AAS Policy come to your institution for a colloquium about science advocacy and policy.

25 Apr 2016 - Public Policy

AAS members from across the US traveled to Washington, DC, to advocate for federal support of science with their members of Congress during our Congressional Visits Day in March 2016.

25 Apr 2016 - Public Policy

We've been waiting with great anticipation for the FY 2017 President's Budget Request, and on 9 February 2016, it finally arrived. We'll discuss how the astronomical sciences have fared within NASA, NSF, and DOE.

25 May 2016 - Public Policy

The AAS will be sending one student to the AAAS-organized CASE Workshop. The application period will be open until 11:59 pm ET 10 March 2016.

24 Feb 2016 - Public Policy

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