AAAS Policy Alert

AAAS Policy Alert

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  • On July 17, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s research panel held a hearing entitled, “Policies to Spur Innovative Medical Breakthroughs from Laboratories to Patients.” Witnesses included Dr. Harold Varmus of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne of the...
  • Last week at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz signed two memorandums of understanding (MOU) with counterparts from China. The first MOU facilitates cooperation on strategic petroleum reserves and allows DOE to share “information on...
  • Accompanying the Senate FY 2015 CJS appropriations bill is report language that provides additional guidance to federal agencies under its jurisdiction. Although it does not have the force of law, agencies generally follow the guidance quite closely. For example, within the section for the Office...
  • The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee passed three bills last week. The Combating Autism Reauthorization Act ( H.R. 4631 ) would reauthorize federal research, education, and early identification and intervention programs as well as the activities of the Interagency Autism...
  • At a 9 May hearing held by the House Space Subcommittee, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requested authority over commercial satellite operators, including the authority to order evasive action to prevent collisions. While the FAA has authority over space launches and atmospheric reentry...
  • On March 6, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) introduced a Democrat-sponsored bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act. The legislation ( H.R. 4159 ) authorizes increases of 5 percent annually for five years for the NSF, the Department of...
  • Oklahoma and Missouri have joined Virginia as the first states of 2014 to see bills introduced that are designed to target evolution education in public science classrooms. Oklahoma’s SB 1765 features common language encouraging teachers to help students “analyze” and “critique” the “scientific...
  • On January 27, House and Senate conferees released a final agreement on the Farm Bill ( H.R. 2642 ). The bill authorizes funding for competitive agriculture research grants and other research programs in fields such as biomass. In related news, the final conference agreement omits a controversial...