Office of Government Relations

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  • The White House recently announced a new $100 million initiative to find a cure for HIV. The project will not require new funds; rather, the money will simply be re-directed from existing funds, such as expiring research grants.
  • Federal Legislation Tracker Track the progress of important federal S&T legislation pertaining to appropriations, big data, climate change, cybersecurity, energy, health, innovation, peer review, space, and more. Visit the Tracker Website State Legislation Tracker Learn about S&T...
  • Ms. Spizzirri joined the AAAS Office of Government Relations in May 2012 as a Government Relations Associate. She is the content manager of OGR websites and social media, and contributes to various AAAS publications. She also edits the Policy Alert, a weekly e-newsletter for AAAS members. Prior to...
  • The highly-regarded annual report , issued Monday, assesses recent trends and future projections of global R&D across multiple industries. According to the report, while the U.S. will remain the clear global leader in R&D investment, even though economic conditions will likely suppress...
  • On November 5, the Association of American Universities (AAU) sent a letter to the House and Senate Farm Bill conferees regarding language that would exempt a matching fund requirement for some universities that receive funding from the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). The...
  • On December 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Innovation Act ( H.R. 3309 ) by an overwhelming vote of 325-91. Last week six higher education groups co-signed a statement articulating their opposition to portions of the House bill, expressing concern that changes to the litigant fee...
  • Providing timely and objective information to Congress on current science and technology issues, and assisting scientists in understanding and working with Congress.
  • The Center is guided by the over-arching goal of using science to build bridges between countries and to promote scientific cooperation as an essential element of foreign policy by raising the profile of science diplomacy, creating a forum for thought and analysis, and initiating bilateral...
  • As a service to its members and the public, the AAAS Office of Government Relations is tracking S&T legislation in all 50 states. If you have any questions regarding specific bills or would like to submit a recommendation for an issue to track, please contact the Office staff at congress_center...
  • As a service to its members and the public, the AAAS Office of Government Relations is tracking a range of legislation in both chambers of Congress that are of critical importance to the research community. The OGR staff will update the chart accordingly as measures progress through the legislative...