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  • The Institute for Education Sciences (IES)—an often-underappreciated agency that houses federal education research grantmaking as well as the Department of Education’s statistical division, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)—may soon be getting a boost. Congress is working on funding increases in Fiscal Year read more ...

  • With the summer and Jewish holidays behind them, Congress has returned to what promises to be a very busy fall! The agenda includes several major federal spending bills, including all 12 Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bills, a budget reconciliation package, and an infrastructure bill. What happens on several of these matters read more ...

  • On August 27, in a joint memo issued by the Directors of the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Science and Technology Policy, the White House announced its research and development (R&D) priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. Specifically, the memo outlines scientific priorities that the Biden Administration expects read more ...

  • On August 16, PAA President Dr. Robert A. Hummer participated in a listening session (Listening Session 10: Advocates for Research on Neurology and Mental Health) that the White House Office and Science Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the Director sponsored to solicit input from read more ...

  • 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 ...

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PAA Staff

Mary Jo Hoeksema
Director, Government and Public Affairs

Suzanne Stokes Vieth
Deputy Director, Government and Public Affairs