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  • On July 15, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee passed and reported to the full House two appropriations measures important to the Population Association of America (PAA) and Association of Population Centers (APC). Together, the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS) and Commerce, Justice, read more ...

  • On July 15, the U.S. House of Representatives reported the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education bill and its accompanying report . The report included provisions that the Population Association of America (PAA) proposed regarding population research activities supported by the National Institute read more ...

  • On Monday, June 28, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2225, the NSF for the Future Act (NSFFA) of 2021, with a strong bipartisan vote of 345-67.  Democrats were unanimous in voting in favor of the bill. Among Republicans, two-thirds of those voting supported the measure while one-third voted No. This is a significant, read more ...

  • In the first half of the first half of the 117 th Congress, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has emerged as a major priority, with bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate as well as the President’s FY 2022 budget request envisioning an expanded, better resourced NSF. While the approaches toward expanding read more ...

  • On May 28, President Biden released the remaining details of his Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 proposed budget . The budget proposes $1.5 trillion in discretionary spending, including increases for the Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services, and non-defense science overall. In addition, read more ...

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PAA Staff

Mary Jo Hoeksema
Director, Government and Public Affairs

Suzanne Stokes Vieth
Deputy Director, Government and Public Affairs