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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

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

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

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.

26 May 2016

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

04 May 2016

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 Apr 2016

The American Institute of Physics has introduced a new Federal Science Budget Tracker, a tool to help users monitor federal budgets and appropriations relevant to the physical sciences.

19 Apr 2016

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.

19 Apr 2016

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.

22 Mar 2016

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.

17 Feb 2016