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  • 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 ...

  • In the last week of June, the House Appropriations Committee passed two Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations bills important to the population research community. Together, the bills, Commerce, Science, Justice (CJS) and Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS), fund most of the federal agencies that directly and read more ...

  • The Population Association of America and Association of Population Centers have not issued an official position on the legal, ethical, or moral implications of abortion. However, as scientists, we encourage policymakers to consider the strong evidence revealed by decades of research, which strongly demonstrates that restricting read more ...

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Mary Jo Hoeksema
Director, Government and Public Affairs

Suzanne Stokes Vieth
Deputy Director, Government and Public Affairs