Government Affairs

Congressional Briefings

  • July 9, 2020—Disruptions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic have forced the Census Bureau to adapt to rapidly changing conditions, making counting certain segments of the population more challenging, including college students and American Indians/Alaska Natives.  This was the central take-away of read more ...

  • Crime, the saying goes, does not pay. Yet neither does incarceration, according to research presented by Dr. Jeffrey Morenoff (U. of Michigan) and Dr. Sam Norris (U. Chicago) at a recent congressional briefing. The briefing, “Cost and Effect: Measuring the Impact of Incarceration on Individuals, Neighborhoods read more ...

  • On July 23, over one hundred congressional staffers took a break from the summer heat to attend PAA's Capital Hill briefing, and ice cream social, "Drawing a Line: How We Measured Poverty and Why it Matters." The briefing featured presentations regarding the practical and policy implications of alerting read more ...

Member Meetings and Visits

  • March 2020 A delegation representing APC and PAA met with senior officials at the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) including Dr. Skip Lupia, Assistant Director, NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate on March 3, 2020. Led read more ...

  • On March 2, PAA and APC leaders travelled to Capitol Hill to meet with Congressional Staff and deliver critical request in advance of the Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations deliberations. PAA immediate pas president John Casterline, APC President Kate Cagney and Government and Public Affairs Committee (GPAC) read more ...

  • Join PAA for a one-day, high impact event mobilizing you and scores of your fellow members to advocate on behalf of PAA legislative priorities. On Wednesday, April 22, advance on Capitol Hill and meet with members of Congress, and their staff, to discuss issues such as the 2020 Census, funding for the read more ...

Other Capitol Hill Activities

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Exhibitions & Activities