Government Affairs

Congressional Briefings

  • On April 23, the Population Association of America (PAA) sponsored its first (virtual) congressional briefing of 2021. The briefing, “Living, Working, Dying: Demographic Insights into COVID-19,” featured the work of four population scientists : Dr. Noreen Goldman, Princeton University; Dr. Marc read more ...

  • 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 ...

Member Meetings and Visits

  • On March 8, population scientists representing 10 states participated in over 40 meetings with congressional offices as part of the 2021 PAA Virtual Advocacy Day. The meetings, which PAA sponsors annually, are an important opportunity to inform staff in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives 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 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 ...

Other Capitol Hill Activities

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Exhibitions & Activities