Programs: Science and Policy
AAAS established the Office of Government Relations in July 1994. It was initially supported through a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and later from the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund. The Office provides timely, objective information to Congress on current science and technology issues and assists the science and engineering community in understanding and working with Congress.
The Office publishes the newsletter Science and Technology in Congress. In addition to a regular section covering new reports and publications, the newsletter reports on current S&T issues being discussed and debated in Congress.
The Office conducts briefings for congressional staff and develops issue briefs that summarize current S&T policy issues and provide links to AAAS positions and statements, congressional hearings, news articles, and other resources.