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.
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 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.
Jesus Rivera, a graduate student at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, describes his experience at the March 2017 AAS Congressional Visits Day.
Ask your senators to sign onto a "Dear Colleague Letter" to show their support for robust funding for NSF.