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  • On April 9, President Biden released his Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 discretionary funding request. Typically, the president introduces his proposed budget in early February. It is not unusual for a new Administration’s initial budget to be delayed. However, the FY 2022 budget release is especially late given read more ...

  • NSF for the Future Act of 2021 Expands Funding and Scope of the Agency House Science Committee chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) has introduced a much-anticipated bill to reauthorize the National Science Foundation (NSF). H.R. 2225, the NSF for the Future Act of 2021 envisions an agency with an annual budget that read more ...

  • Join this panel of PAA members virtually briefing congressional staff on "Living, Working, Dying: Demographic Insights into COVID-19" on April 23rd at 12:00pm ET. Register now . The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that factors such as age and pre-existing conditions intersect with socioeconomic and demographic characteristics—such read more ...

  • 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 about the field of population read more ...

  • PAA is supporting a letter from the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics outlining suggested priorities for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Learn More . #GPAC2021

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PAA Staff

Mary Jo Hoeksema
Director, Government and Public Affairs

Suzanne Stokes Vieth
Deputy Director, Government and Public Affairs