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Thank You for Your Action

Thank you, PAA Members, for your action on COVID relief funding and Census issues. This summer PAA issued three action alerts and more than 1,100 PAA members responded with action sending over 2,456 messages (these alerts only targeted members of the Senate). The most recent alert focused on...

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Congressional Briefing Showcased American Time Use Survey

On May 2, 2016, the Population Association of America (PAA) sponsored a congressional briefing, “Where Does the Time Go? Understanding Overwhelmed Working Families through the American Time Use Survey.” The event was organized with support from Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and cosponsored...


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PAA/APC Represented at Hill Showcase of NSF Funded Research

Dr. Louis Donnelly represented PAA and APC at the 22nd annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition on Capitol Hill on April 27, 2016. The annual event showcases roughly three dozen different exhibits for the purpose of demonstrating the breadth and depth of NSF-funded...


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How Congress Uses Demographic Data

“How Congress Uses Demographic Data,” was the topic of a widely attended GPAC session at the PAA 2016 Annual Meeting, featuring speakers from four agencies within the congressional branch: the Congressional Research Service (CRS); the General Accountability Office (GAO), the Congressional Budget...


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Excellence in Public Service to Three Awardees

On March 30, 2016, PAA president Judith A. Seltzer presented the PAA Excellence in Public Service Awards to three deserving individuals drawn from the U.S. Senate, congressional staff, and the federal civil service. The presentations took place at a reception sponsored by the Committee on...


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PAA Presents Public Service Award to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson

On March 14, 2016, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) was presented the 2016 PAA Excellence in Public Service Award by PAA’s Immediate Past President Steve Ruggles and GPAC Chair Wendy Baldwin. Johnson was recognized for her steadfast support for federal funding for behavioral and social...


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PAA Meets with NIH Director

PAA/APC Director of Government Meets with NIH Director Dr. Collins On January 13, PAA/APC Director of Government Affairs, Mary Jo Hoeksema (pictured below fourth from right) met with the Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, and Director of the National Institute...


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PAA Members Brief Congress on Impact of Education on Mortality and Health

Capitol Hill Staff Enthralled with PAA Experts’ Findings, July 2015 A standing-room-only crowd gathered for a serving of ice cream and cutting edge social science research at a PAA-sponsored Congressional briefing entitled: Live Long and Prosper: the Impact of Education on Mortality. More than...


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PAA & APC Brief Congress on How Marriage, Divorce and Family Affect Health & Well-being

The PAA and APC’s congressional briefing on April 17, 2015, The Vow Factor: Marriage, Divorce and Family Formation and its Impact on Health and Well-being —highlighted current and relevant research about the implications of relational and family structure through the lens of long-term health...


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PAA Congressional Briefing on Poverty

PAA and APC, in conjunction with the Office of Congressman Mike Honda, hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill “The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later and the Battle Continues” on June 9. 2014. This year marks the fifty year anniversary since President Johnson declared the War on Poverty. Nonetheless, 46...