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Policy News: March 26, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: ESA Selects Graduate Student Policy Award Winners Ten students receive the 2018 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Congress Completes FY 2018 Appropriations with Passage of Massive Spending Bill Omnibus rejects the president’s proposed cuts to science, provides largest increase to research spending in almost a decade EPA Administrator Pruitt Raises HONEST Act…

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ESA Selects 2018 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients

  The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA). This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for policy experience and training. Ten recipients were selected for this year’s award: Aaron W. Baumgardner (California State University, Bakersfield), Stephen R. Elser…

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Policy News: March 12, 2018

Action Alert: Ask your Members of Congress to restore funding for science Dear ESA Member: As you may know, President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget request sent to Congress would flat-fund or cut research accounts at several federal agencies for America’s scientific enterprise. There is a realistic opportunity to achieve budget increases for scientific research because Congress came to a…

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Action Alert: Ask your Members of Congress to restore funding for science

  Dear ESA Member: As you may know, President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget request sent to Congress would flat-fund or cut research accounts at several federal agencies for America’s scientific enterprise. There is a realistic opportunity to achieve budget increases for scientific research because Congress came to a two-year budget agreement Feb. 29 that suspends the debt ceiling for…

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Policy News: February 26, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: President’s Budget Proposes Cuts to Science, Research While in some cases not as severe as originally proposed, the Trump budget would cut research and science, eliminate important programs Quick Reads Infrastructure hearings, NSF updates, House hearing on sexual harassment, climate advisor resigns, secretarial order to improve game corridors, USGS scientists resign over data, science…

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Policy News: February 12, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: Congress Reaches Budget Deal and Budget Caps Raised Agreement suspends debt ceiling, raises budget caps, funds government until March 23 ESA Members Visit the Hill for Climate Science Day Annual event brings scientists to DC to talk climate science Quick Reads Trump unveils infrastructure plan, EPA updates, WOTUS delay, Farm Bill priorities, LOBO science…

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Policy News: January 22, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: National Park System Advisory Board Resigned en masse Letter cites frustration at failure to meet NSF Releases 2018 Indicators Report 23rd report on U.S. science and engineering Deal to Reopen the Government Likely After Shutdown CR expired on Jan. 19; deal to reopen agreed on today Quick Reads Interior reorganization, NASA Earth Science Advisory Committee…

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Policy News: January 9, 2018

Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award The deadline to apply is tomorrow! Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training and meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more information and details on application requirements. ESA 2017 Annual Report Now Available! Read about what…

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Policy News: December 18, 2017

The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Accepting Applications ESA is now accepting applications for its 2018 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training and meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more information and details…

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Action Alert: Keep Tax Exemption for Tuition Waivers

Contact your Senators and Representative today in support of keeping the graduate student teaching and research assistants tax exemption for tuition waivers. The House of Representatives and Senate each passed their own versions of a tax reform bill. Now, both the House and Senate will meet in conference to work out differences in the bills and draft a final version. Once…

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