News from The Hill

“Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”

Read Joint GSA/AGU Response to Executive Order

Scientific Organizations Concerned About Executive Order
In a letter, GSA joined 150 organizations to express deep concern “that this Executive Order will have a negative impact on the ability of scientists and engineers in industry and academia to enter, or leave from and return to, the United States. This will reduce U.S. science and engineering output to the detriment of America and Americans.”

Scientific Community Provides Input on Priorities for New Administration

Trump and Obama meet in in the Oval Office.

GSA provided information on its priorities for the new Administration regarding science through letters from coalitions, including the

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Events & Briefings

The Arc of Science: Research to Results
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) are sponsoring this 15 February event that will feature NSF-funded researchers whose work provides insights, products, or services to American citizens, businesses, and government.

Articles

GSA-USGS Congressional Science Fellowship
from “The STEM Advocate: Eng Alumna Goes to Washington”
Paczkowski [2016 CSF] says. “We were responding to a timely event and I worked with a variety of stakeholders to draft up the bill and I even got to drop it on the floor of the Senate the day we introduced it. My technical background allowed me to understand how the defeat devices worked and that knowledge was extremely useful when I worked on the bill with my fellow staffers.” [more]
[about the fellowship]

Congress Punts FY 2017 Funding but Passes America COMPETES Successor
Although the 114th Congress did not finalize spending bills for FY 2017, which began 1 October 2016, it did pass a successor bill to the America COMPETES Act in the waning days of the session. President Obama signed the bill into law on 6 January 2017. [more]

Letters & Testimony

Scientific Organizations Concerned About Executive Order
In a letter, GSA joined 150 organizations to express deep concern “that this Executive Order will have a negative impact on the ability of scientists and engineers in industry and academia to enter, or leave from and return to, the United States. This will reduce U.S. science and engineering output to the detriment of America and Americans.”

Joint GSA/AGU Response to Executive Order
“Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”

Scientific Community Provides Input on Priorities for New Administration
GSA provided information on its priorities for the new Administration regarding science through letters from coalitions, including the Task Force on American Innovation, U.S.Geological Survey Coalition, Coalition for National Science Funding (Transition Letter and Transition Recommendations), Coalition for Aerospace and Science, Energy Sciences Coalition and Geoscience Policy Recommendations for the New Administration and the 115th Congress.​.

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