Policy

News from the Hill
Sarina Neote
Sept. 14, 2022
The ASBMB’s recent advocacy activities focus on sustained funding for curiosity-driven science, safe and equitable work environments, and support for next-generation researchers.
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ASBMB backs bills to bolster minority-serving institutions
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ASBMB backs bills to bolster minority-serving institutions

July 21, 2022

One would invest defense funds in HBCUs; other would support Latino college enrollment and completion.

States and localities pump more money into community colleges than four-year campuses
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States and localities pump more money into community colleges than four-year campuses

July 9, 2022

Politicians restore funding for institutions that conduct workforce training and favor free community college programs

ASBMB meets with federal science agencies
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ASBMB meets with federal science agencies

June 24, 2022

Here’s what the Public Affairs Advisory Committee recommended and learned about new and existing funding programs, resources and more.

The NIH must address harassment
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The NIH must address harassment

June 22, 2022

The ASBMB sent a letter to appropriators urging them to adopt language requiring the agency to contend with harassment on intramural campus.

ASBMB releases DEAI statement
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ASBMB releases DEAI statement

June 16, 2022

"The society will uphold these core values of DEAI across all departments and committees — and support its members in their DEAI efforts at their respective institutions and out in the world," it says.

ASBMB endorses LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act
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ASBMB endorses LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act

June 15, 2022

Legislation would require collection of volunteered information about sexual orientation and gender identity in federal surveys.

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ASBMB supports White House move toward open access

In a statement, the society urged the Office of Science and Technology Policy to ensure that already-strapped scientists won’t face additional financial burdens.
ASBMB supports White House move toward open access

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ASBMB recommends boost to NIH base budget
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ASBMB recommends boost to NIH base budget

June 9, 2022

In testimony, the society also made the case for NIGMS funds and sustaining the COBRE and INBRE programs.

LGBT+ scientists face location limitations
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LGBT+ scientists face location limitations

June 7, 2022

“I feel like I do not have the freedom to choose where I go,” one scientist said. “To choose where I go, I would have to leave academic research.”

ARPA-H threatens the biomedical innovation pipeline
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ARPA-H threatens the biomedical innovation pipeline

May 25, 2022

Congress must find a way to fund the new agency without crippling the NIH and the curiosity-driven research it supports.

FASEB and NIH partner on DataWorks! Prize
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FASEB and NIH partner on DataWorks! Prize

May 21, 2022

Contest highlights power of data sharing and reuse and rewards innovators.

Meet the 2022 ASBMB Advocacy Training Program delegates
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Meet the 2022 ASBMB Advocacy Training Program delegates

May 19, 2022

The fourth cohort of the ASBMB ATP will learn how to advocate for science policy this summer.

Recap: 2022 ASBMB Capitol Hill Day
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Recap: 2022 ASBMB Capitol Hill Day

May 16, 2022

Twenty-six participants in 19 states connected with officials and staffers in 59 meetings to advocate for science funding and support.

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