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ESA Policy News: September 13, 2021

In this issue: House Reconciliation Bill Includes Funding for Climate Science, Research Infrastructure House Science Committee proposes nearly $11 billion for the National Science Foundation. Executive Branch Forest ecologist named OSTP assistant director for climate and biodiversity. Courts Federal judge strikes down the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule. States Puerto Rico governor declares ecological emergency in response to coral…

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ESA Policy News: August 30, 2021

In this issue: Congress House passes $3.5 trillion budget resolution, paving the way for infrastructure bill. Executive Branch President Biden nominates Charles F. “Chuck” Sams to lead the National Park Service. Courts Federal judge cancels permits for “Willow” drilling project in Alaska. States New Mexico governor signs executive order creating a “30 by 30” conservation committee. International UN plans virtual…

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ESA Policy News: August 16, 2021

In this issue: New United Nations Climate Report Warns of a ‘Code Red for Humanity’ IPCC report warns world will reach 1.5 of warming earlier than expected. Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Budget Resolution Two measures total nearly $5 trillion in new spending, including money for climate resilience. The hard part: Committee priorities for reconciliation Senate leadership tasks committees with…

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Policy News: July 27, 2021

In this issue: House Moving Forward with FY 2022 Spending Bills, Bill Report Includes Funding for Climate Science Bill includes $1.2 billion for climate research at the National Science Foundation. Congress Senators reintroduce Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Executive Branch White House Task on Scientific Integrity told hold a series of listening sessions. Courts Judge rules Maui County, Hawaii must receive…

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Policy News: July 12, 2021

In this issue: House Passes NSF and DOE Reauthorization Bills NSF for the Future Act increases authorizing funding for the National Science Foundation to $17.9 billion by 2026. House Appropriations Committee Proposes $9.63 billion in FY 2022 in FY 2022 Bill includes an 11% increase for NSF’s research and related activities account. Congress House approves transportation and water infrastructure bill….

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Policy News: June 28, 2021

In this issue: House Science Committee Advances NSF for the Future Act Bill increases authorized funding for the National Science Foundation to $17.9 billion in FY 2026. Congress Senate confirms NOAA administrator. Executive Branch EPA announces new members of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. Courts Federal judge strikes down Biden executive order putting an indefinite hold on new oil…

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Policy News: June 14, 2021

In this issue: Senate Passes U.S. Innovation and Competition Act Bill increases authorized funding for the National Science Foundation to $29 billion by FY 2026. Biden’s First Reg Agenda Lays Out Plan to Roll Back Trump Environmental Rules Federal agencies plan to reverse National Environmental Policy Act rules and more. Scientist Elected to Congress Environmental policy expert is elected to…

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Policy News: May 28, 2021

In this issue: President Biden Releases Full Budget Request The budget includes $10.17 billion for NSF and $948 million for the Biological Sciences Directorate. Endless Frontier Act Stalled and Renamed to the Innovation and Competition Act Bill would create a technology directorate at the National Science Foundation and increases authorized funding levels. Congress House passes STEM diversity bills. Executive Branch…

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Action Alert: Endorse the NSF for the Future Act

May 25, 2021 Dear ESA Members: The US House of Representatives may be considering the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Future Act (H.R. 2225) soon. The bill would reauthorize landmark legislation for the National Science Foundation (NSF), provide steady, increasing funding levels for NSF and also create a new Technology and Engineering Solutions Directorate. The bill contains provisions for…

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Policy News: May 17, 2021

In this issue: Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients Virtually Visit the Hill to Advocate for Science Funding and Research Relief  Students requested $10.2 billion in federal funding for the National Science Foundation in FY 2022. House and Senate Committee Approve Competing Proposals to Increase Funding for the National Science Foundation NSF for the Future and Endless Frontiers…

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