Letters and Testimony

ASBMB engages in direct correspondence with members of Congress, federal agencies, and various other entities.  When in agreement with ASBMB's interests, the society also signs on to letters circulated by various coalitions, scientific societies, and other institutions. 


ASBMB Letters  


 ASBMB Archive

Coalition Letters

Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research

Ad Hoc Group Letter Urging All Members of Congress to Support $750 Million Increase for NIH in FY 2011

Ad Hoc Group Letter Urging Support for $1 Billion Increase for NIH in FY 2011

Coalition for Health Funding 

3/24/11 Health Community Letter on Function 550, Discretionary Health Funding

10/29/10 Community Letter to Congressional Leadership on Finalization of FY 2011 Appropriations Bills 

Coalition for National Science Funding

 Community Letter Opposing the GRANT Act (H.R. 3433)  

CNSF Statement on FY2012 NSF Budget

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

FASEB Urges Congress to Remove SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Amendment

FASEB Comments on the 2011 International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals  

FASEB Comments on the Proposed Rule Facilitating the Participation of Government Scientists on Non-Profit Boards  

FASEB Urges HHS to Review Regulations, Reduce Administrative Burden  


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education Coalition

 STEM Ed Coalition Letter Requesting a Science Testing Requirement be Included in the Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) 


NDD United

NDD United letter urging adequate funding through annual appropriations

Coalition Archive  

Other Sign-On Letters

Multisociety letter on immigration

AAAS letter to the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee in defense of the National Science Foundation

 ASBMB Congressional Testimony

Congress often requests testimony from experts when debating a particular bill. Witnesses submit written testimony that they read aloud at the hearing, before making themselves available for questions from members of Congress.