Policy

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Benjamin Corb
December 16, 2019
The ASBMB responds to a two-part omnibus spending package that would fund the government for fiscal year 2020.
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Advocacy spotlight: William T. Booth II, veteran, scientist and advocate
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Advocacy spotlight: William T. Booth II, veteran, scientist and advocate

May 23, 2019

He's a postdoctoral researcher who spent more than eight years in the U.S. Army and National Guard.

House appropriations subcommittee proposes increases to NIH budget for FY20
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House appropriations subcommittee proposes increases to NIH budget for FY20

May 01, 2019

Learn about the U.S. House appropriations subcommittee's proposed budget.

Advocates visit Capitol Hill
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Advocates visit Capitol Hill

May 01, 2019

Twenty students joined members of the Public Affairs Advisory Committee for the ASBMB’s annual Hill Day, an opportunity to meet members of Congress and advocate for continued federal funding of biomedical research.

What we learned in the ATP
Professional Development

What we learned in the ATP

May 01, 2019

Seven members of the first group to complete the ASBMB’s Advocacy Training Program describe their experiences and share what they learned.

Raise the caps one last time
News from the Hill

Raise the caps one last time

April 01, 2019

To maintain robust federal funding for government agencies involved in scientific research, Congress will need to once again raise the legislative spending caps that were set in 2011.

White House releases 2020 budget request
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White House releases
2020 budget request

March 14, 2019

The proposal outlines $4.75 trillion to fund the federal government for FY 2020, which begins on Oct. 1.

Society News

Support for women in BMB

The society’s newest committee gathers a group of “mighty women” to promote policies of gender equity and recognize individuals who are committed to advancing the careers of women in biochemistry and molecular biology.

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The shutdown, a startup, stories and stamps
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The shutdown, a startup,
stories and stamps

February 14, 2019

Young scientists describe how they were affected by the government shutdown.

Government shutdown update
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Government shutdown update

January 10, 2019

The policy team compares National Science Foundation grants awarded this year with those granted by this time last year.

The ASBMB responds to Trump's national address
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The ASBMB responds
to Trump's national address

January 08, 2019

How the president could support the American scientific enterprise.

In 2019, advocacy will be all down hill
News from the Hill

In 2019, advocacy will be all down hill

January 01, 2019

Want to be an advocate for science but you’re pressed for time? Using ski slope terminology, the ASBMB’s public affairs team explains how you can tailor your advocacy to your abilities.

ASBMB convenes panel to discuss how Congress can address sexual harassment in science
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ASBMB convenes panel to discuss how Congress can address sexual harassment in science

December 18, 2018

Panel members discussed policies and legislation in front of an audience of congressional staffers and representatives of scientific societies.

2018 in review
News from the Hill

2018 in review

December 01, 2018

An end-of-year wrap-up of policy-related news, from sexual harassment in science to the growing NIH budget.

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