AAAS Policy Alert

AAAS Policy Alert

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  • The House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies held a hearing on March 26 on “Federal Investments in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology.” The hearing covered investments that the federal government has already made in neuroscience research, recent...
  • As reported in the previous Policy Alert , the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secret Science Reform Act ( H.R. 1030 ). The bill is expected to pass as it did last year. During debates, the House will consider two amendments. One by Rep...
  • DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of novel Arctic sensor systems. In particular, DARPA is interested in concepts for low-cost, rapidly-deployable, environmentally friendly, unmanned sensor systems which are able to run for a minimum of 30 days between refueling stops...
  • 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...