The Congressional leave-behind flyers, used for 2015 Congressional Visits Day (CVD), including links that provide more information on the images and content shown.
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From time to time, the American Astronomical Society joins letters to policymakers written by peer organizations or collectively as part of a coalition. Here you will find links to letters the AAS has joined recently.
The current Congressional leave-behind flyers, as of spring 2016.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the AAS and is responsible for the management, direction and control of the affairs and the property of the AAS. From time to time, the Board of Trustees issues resolutions articulating the official policy positions of the AAS.
The National Science Foundation is seeking community input on existing and future needs for mid-scale ($20-$100 million) research infrastructure projects. The deadline to respond is 8 December 2017.
NASA announced on 28 September that the James Webb Space Telescope will launch between March and June 2019, several months later than the October 2018 target launch date.
The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program will host a live, text-based chat on Thursday, 12 October, to answer final questions about the program before the 1 November application deadline.
AAS President Christine Jones has sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging swift action on a permanent legislative solution for DACA recipients.
Representative James "Jim" Bridenstine (R-OK) is under consideration for the position of NASA administrator, and his responses to an initial questionnaire from the Senate are available to review.
The AAS recently bid farewell to Heather Bloemhard, the sixth Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, and welcomed Ashlee Wilkins to the Society as the new Fellow.
New Bahcall Public Policy Fellow Ashlee Wilkins introduces herself and describes the path that led her to science policy and the AAS.
The steps to setting up and having a meeting with your members of Congress.
The Senate Appropriations Committee recently passed the Commerce, Justice, Science and Energy & Water FY 2018 Appropriations bills. We summarize the Senate's funding levels for NASA, NSF, and DOE.
Thanks to the hard work of volunteers, the AAS was able to provide information about the Solar Eclipse Across America to every congressional office.
This Action Alert requests that AAS members contact their representative to ask that they oppose the current House Budget Resolution and support a bipartisan budget deal.
This week, ask your representative to oppose the House Budget Resolution and instead support a bipartisan budget deal that raises the cap for nondefense discretionary spending and achieves parity.
Refer to the corresponding AAS Action Alert.
The House Appropriations Committee recently passed the Commerce, Justice, Science and Energy & Water FY 2018 Appropriations bills. We summarize the House's funding levels for NASA, NSF, and DOE.
If your representative is on the House Budget Committee, then contact them by 13 July and ask them to support a bicameral, bipartisan agreement to stop sequestration and raise the spending caps for FY 2018.
The National Space Council, a presidential advisory group, was reestablished. The Council is expected to meet by the end of the summer.
The AAS seeks help from DC-area members to package and deliver solar eclipse glasses and instructions to all 535 congressional offices on Capitol Hill in mid-July.