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  • On September 23, PAA and the Association of Population Centers sponsored its second virtual congressional briefing of 2022, “ Assessing COVID Economic Relief: What Worked, What’s Next? ” The briefing highlighted examples of cutting-edge research that population scientists are conducting regarding the impact of COVID-19 economic read more ...

  • On September 14, Mary Jo Hoeksema, Director of PAA Government and Public Affairs spoke at a press conference sponsored by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) regarding her bill, HR 8326, Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Census Act . The US House of Representatives passed the bill on Friday, September 15. The Census Project published read more ...

  • Last week in the waning days of July, Congress finally passed a major science and technology bill that had been 18 months in the making, changed names and form at least five times, and bounced back and forth from one legislative chamber to the other. The final bill, named the CHIPS and Science Act , (H.R. 4346) is designed read more ...

  • On July 25, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, convened a field hearing , “ Reviewing the 2022 Census: Local Perspectives in Michigan.” The purpose of the hearing was to examine the impact of the 2020 Census on local communities and, more specifically, read more ...

  • On July 28, the Senate Appropriations Committee released all 12 of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations bills and reports. While the Senate Appropriations Committee is not planning to take up the bills through the regular committee process, the release of the Senate bills allows House and Senate appropriators to begin 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