Kevin M. Wilson serves as Director of Public Policy at The American Society for Cell Biology. He's worked as the Legislative Director for U.S. Congressman Robert Weygand (D-RI) and as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI). He has a BA in Politics and American Government from the Catholic University of America. Email: kwilson@ascb.org


ASCB dismayed at Trump science budget proposal

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is dismayed at the proposed budget cuts to federal scientific research agencies as outlined in the White House’s recently published fiscal year 2018 budget request. This first proposal of the Trump Administration calls for slashing the National Institut…

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ASCB Statement on Second Presidential Executive Order on Immigration

The Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017, by the Trump Administration that bans travel into the United States by residents of six predominantly Muslim countries maintains the same basic flaws found in the Administration’s first attempt to restrict entry into the country. In both cases, the deci…

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Scientists and Patients Benefit from a Novel Approach to Legislating

Congress gets criticized for many things, but sometimes it gets things right and should be complimented. One of the times it got things right was the way it approached legislation to revamp the U.S. drug discovery process. Reps. Fred …

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ASCB Ensures Access to Conferences for Federal Scientists

Otto von Bismarck is reported to have said, “Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.” While it is likely that Bismarck was referring to the contents of laws and the process by which they were made, the time it takes to create the laws is not something pleasant to watch e…

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The Year of Two Budgets

It’s supposed to be simple: The federal budget year ends on September 30 each year. By that time, Congress is supposed to have passed the 12 appropriations bills that make up the federal budget so the next federal fiscal year can begin on October 1. At least that is how it is supposed to work. …

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ASCB Statement on Trump Administration Immigration Executive Order

The ASCB strongly condemns President Trump’s Executive Order that prohibits entry into the United States by Muslims from seven countries. We also applaud the rulings by two federal courts that place stays on the sections of the Executive Order that extend to those already granted legal permanent r…

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President Trump, Week 1 Update

During the recently concluded 2016 Presidential campaign, we heard concerns from many ASCB members about the anti-science actions a Donald Trump Administration might take if he were elected. In just the first week in office, Trump Administration officials began placing limits on the activities of…

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Change Is on the Way

Preprints are coming to the biological sciences. For decades, scientists would write research papers outlining recently completed experiments and send the paper to a scientific journal for review by a group of peers and, hopefully, publication. More recently authors have been able to submit thei…

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Scientists and Patients Benefit from a Novel Approach to Legislating

Congress gets criticized for many things, but sometimes it gets things right and should be complimented. One of the times it got things right was the way it approached legislation to revamp …

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ASCB Ensures Access to Conferences for Federal Scientists

Otto von Bismarck is reported to have said, “Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.” While it is likely that Bismarck was referr…

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