AAAS Policy Alert

AAAS Policy Alert

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  • On February 10, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on “The Reemergence of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Exploring the Public Health Successes and Challenges.” Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) each spoke to the past...
  • On January 28, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy, held a hearing on “Supercomputing and American Technology Leadership.” The hearing allowed committee members to assess the importance of federal support for supercomputing facilities in the Department of...
  • The Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG) is seeking submissions by February 23, 2015. Submissions from students and young professionals will be featured in the Spring 2015 issue, and the Journal will consider publishing a variety of papers. Submissions can be op-eds or longer technology...
  • The President’s State of the Union Address delivered on January 20 focused on growing a middle-class economy, and touched upon how science and technology can contribute toward that goal. In his speech, the President stated, “21 st century businesses will rely on American science, technology,...
  • Research on the virus that causes Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, may resume , according to government officials. MERS, which infects camels, has spread illness to hundreds of people in the Middle East in recent years, with many deaths. Researchers sought to modify the virus in order...
  • The first session of the new 114 th Congress starts this week and the first order of business will be to vote in the new leadership positions, as well as to pass policies for floor procedures and rules for legislation. While the details of who will serve on which committees have yet to be finalized...
  • Accompanying the FY 2015 omnibus bill is report language that outlines congressional intent and provides some direction to federal agencies as to how the U.S. Congress expects appropriations to be directed and managed. Some highlights include: Climate Science: The report omits language included in...
  • Last week, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 . Climate science research has been a contentious issue throughout the legislative session, and several riders appeared in previous iterations of subcommittee appropriations bills that could have...
  • The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), which advises the federal government on dual-use life science research, has urged the government to quickly clarify the extent of a funding moratorium on risky virus research, and grant some urgent exceptions. The National Institutes of...
  • The U.S. government has decided to pause funding for any new studies that include certain gain-of-function experiments involving select viruses while it undertakes a review process of the potential risks and benefits of such studies. The funding pause applies to “gain-of-function research projects...