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Congress is in recess until after the election. Read about the status of some of the relevant legislation, including FY 2017 spending bills and agency authorizations.

03 Oct 2016

The Senate introduced the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2016, the goal of which is to provide stability for NASA to sustain and grow its investments in science and space exploration through the presidential transition.

19 Sep 2016

In 2015, a committee began a review of progress on the priorities in the 2010 astronomy & astrophysics decadal survey, including assessing agencies' programs and recommending actions for the second half of the decade.

18 Aug 2016

Despite remarkable advancements in astronomy and astrophysics since 2010, unforeseen constraints have slowed progress toward reaching some of the goals outlined in the last decadal survey of these disciplines.

15 Aug 2016

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