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Congress Returns To Resume Frantic Fall Agenda

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...

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House Approves NSF Reauthorization Bill

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...

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Testimony on FY 2022 Appropriations for Census Bureau and NSF

Testimony on behalf of PAA and APC Regarding the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations for the Census Bureau and National Science Foundation Submitted to the Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies The Honorable Jean Shaheen, Chair and The...

PAA APC CJS FY 22 Senate testimony 6-21 FINAL.pdf

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National Science Foundation Focus of Legislative Activity in Congress

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. ...

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Endorsement of NSF for the Future Act

PAA endorses H.R. 2225, the NSF for the Future Act, comprehensive legislation to reauthorize the National Science Foundation. The bill would double the size of the NSF budget, establish a new directorate to foster interdisciplinary and translational research, and vigorously promote expansion of...

PAA Endorsement ltr NSFFA 2021 FINAL.pdf

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Congressional Committee Unveils New Bill Reauthorizing National Science Foundation

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...

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PAA & APC Comments on NSF Strategic Plan Update

PAA & APC submitted comments to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in response to a request from the agency for broad input as it looks to begin updating its strategic plan. #GPAC2021 #NSF #latest-news

PAA-APC Comments on NSF Strategic Plan Update Feb. 2021.pdf

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Letter to President-Elect Biden Transition Team

PAA and APC have sent a letter to the Biden transition team regarding our priorities for the next Administration. This letter includes several sections including: Supporting the Population Sciences in the First 100 Days Recommendations for Agencies Supporting the Population Sciences ...

PAA APC Biden transition team letter 12-20.pdf

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Coalition for National Science Funding Urges Biden Transition to Prioritize NSF

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF), representing more than 130 scientific societies, universities and independent research entities, recently shared its priorities with the incoming Biden/Harris transition team. The blueprint highlighted the need for more robust funding at NSF and...

CNSF Transition Recommendations (2020) 12.1 final.pdf

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Comments in Response to House Science Committee Discussion Draft of Legislation to Reauthorize the National Science Foundation

In general, we view the draft legislation very favorably. We are particularly pleased to see robust and increasing funding levels that would effectively double the funding for NSF over five years. We applaud this increase in funding, which we believe is long overdue. Second, we were extremely...

PAA-APC Comments on House NSF Reauth Discussion Draft July 2020.pdf

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