Government Affairs

On Capitol Hill

  • 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 a recent webinar briefing sponsored by PAA entitled,   Lost Our Census? Getting an Accurate 2020 Count during the COVID Pandemic read more ...

  • 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 by APC President and former PAA Board member Kate Cagney, the group also included David Johnson (U of Michigan), PI for the 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 and Society,” took place before a standing-room-only crowd on October 10, 2019, and was moderated by Nancy G. La Vigne, read more ...

  • On June 6, 2019, the PAA sponsored its first briefing of the year for the employees of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO, an independent, investigative, nonpartisan agency, conducts research and produces reports in response to requests from the United States Congress. Since 2011, PAA has sponsored an average of two annual GAO briefings. The briefings are an excellent forum for bringing population scientists and read more ...

  • According to the nation’s top federal immigration statistics official, briefing a packed Capitol Hill audience on March 28, 2019, legal immigration has increased dramatically over the past 50 years, while unlawful entries at the nation’s Southwest border have fallen exponentially since 2000. Meanwhile, the total unauthorized population has remained relatively steady between 2005 and 2015. Dr. Jasso, the Principal Investigator read more ...

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