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May 31, 2017

NOAA Cut 16% in President Trump’s Budget Request

NOAA’s topline budget received a 16% cut in President Trump’s budget request, aligning with previous messaging around his skinny budget that was released in March. Cuts to NOAA Research and Education NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) saw the largest percentage cut in the proposal, with a decrease of 32%. Within OAR, NOAA’s Climate Research program received a 19% cut. Within the Climate Research program, the budget called for the elimination …



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NASA Fares Okay in President’s FY18 Budget Request

Relative to other federal science agencies, NASA fares fairly well in the president’s budget request, receiving an overall 3% cut in funding from FY17 funding levels. The President’s budget breaks with Obama era policy by officially terminating the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). ARM was very unpopular with Congress, but continues many of the key technologies in development for the mission, such as solar electric propulsion.  SMD Recieves .94% Cut The …



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May 23, 2017

AGU DECRIES PROPOSED MASSIVE CUTS TO SCIENCE AGENCY FUNDING IN ADMINISTRATION’S FY18 BUDGET PROPOSAL

Earlier today, the Trump administration released its FY18 budget proposal. While details of the budget will continue to be released in the coming days and weeks, AGU issued the following statement in response to the currently available information in which I said the following:   “The release of President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal earlier today has drawn into sharp focus a disconnect between our nation’s desire to protect …



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April 24, 2017

An experiment I’m willing to try: Reflections on the CASE workshop

Editor’s note: The following post is written by Rachel Kirpes, a graduate student at University of Michigan and the 2017 AGU-sponsored CASE workshop participant.  Earlier this month I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for a three-day science policy workshop organized by AAAS – Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (CASE). I arrived in D.C. early enough the first day to do some sightseeing before the workshop, …



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April 13, 2017

MARCH FOR SCIENCE: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Editor’s Note: This blog post was cross-posted from the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund blog. By Climate Science Legal Defense Fund The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF), an official partner of the March for Science, has released an educational pamphlet, “March for Science: Know Your Rights,” to help science advocates ensure that their march-related activities are constitutionally protected. The pamphlet is available as a free download to print and …



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April 11, 2017

Federal Budget: Clarity on Parity

Congress has much to do in the way of appropriations this year. While Congress works to prevent a government shutdown on 28 April, when funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 runs out, the budget and appropriations process for FY2018 has already begun. The President’s FY2018 “skinny” budget was released on 16 March. The budget, which outlines the President’s priorities, proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending by decreasing non-defense …



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March 24, 2017

5 Things to Know About the New House Earth & Space Science Caucus

What is a caucus and why is it important? A caucus is a way for members of Congress to show support or interest in an issue outside of the committees on which they serve. Some caucus are well-known such as the Congressional Black Caucus or the Oceans Caucus. The Earth & Space Science (ESS) Caucus seeks to increase understanding amongst Congress of the sciences’ impact on policy and to facilitate …



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March 16, 2017

WHITE HOUSE BUDGET’S PROPOSED CUTS JEOPARDIZE AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SECURITY

Editor’s Note: This blog post was cross-posted from From The Prow, a blog by AGU leadership. The White House recently released its budget proposing the following cuts: 31% cut to EPA’s budget including a 20% reduction of EPA staff Up to a 15% cut to USGS 2% reduction to DOE’s budget including the elimination of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) 8% cut to NASA overall; including a 6.3% …



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March 15, 2017

You Spoke, We Listened: Science Legislation Update Part 2

After our previous post on science legislation being considered in the new Congress, we heard from you that having these types of posts is useful. Today, we will give you an overview of some new science-related legislation that is up for consideration. NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 (S.442)—Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): An updated version of last Congress’s House and Senate bills of the same name, the bill was negotiated …



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March 2, 2017

Amidst Cabinet Nominations, Congress Considers Science Legislation 

The 115th Congress is now in full swing. With the flurry of cabinet nominations being considered, it’s easy to miss the legislation that has been or is being considered in Congress. In this blog post, we will give you an overview of some of the science-related legislation that is up for consideration or has recently been passed. Department of Energy Research & Innovation Act (H.R. 589)—Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX): The …



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