Science Policy

House hearing recognizes role of basic research in recovery

September 15, 2020
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In early July, the House Budget Committee, whose role is to oversee the entire budget process and watch federal spending…

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ASCB fights to stop newest travel ban

September 14, 2020
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In the most recent chapter of the Trump administration’s anti-immigration campaign, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tried to make…

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Immigration Paths for Scientific Researchers in the U.S.: Part 1 of 3

August 17, 2020

As an immigration lawyer in the U.S., I travel to the annual meetings of numerous major scientific organizations to give…

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How will science reopen? The cost of uncertainty

July 9, 2020
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In the first few days of the COVID-19 quarantine, as many of us were figuring out where we would set…

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Visas for scientists part of COVID-19 debate

July 8, 2020
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The ability of international trainees and scientists to continue to work in the United States has been one of the…

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Arranging a virtual meeting with your representative

July 6, 2020

Meeting with your Representative or their staff is a time-honored tradition of advocacy. These meetings are effective ways to make…

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U.S. research funding bends but does not break

May 15, 2020
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As the COVID-19 virus made its way around the world, members of the American biomedical research community rushed to react,…

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Another Trump budget, more cuts to science

May 13, 2020
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The Trump administration released its proposed budget for FY2021 and as in previous years, it calls for more cuts to…

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Science policy needs related to COVID-19 coming into focus

May 7, 2020
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The research community’s policy-related needs and concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to take shape. The ASCB Public…

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Congress Passes COVID-19 Stimulus Bill – Includes Science Funding

March 27, 2020
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Friday afternoon, Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, an important bill intended to help rescue the U.S.…

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