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What we're doing
AAAS is taking action—from leading workshops to testifying on the hill, AAAS remains a force for public discussion and evidence-based policy:
We welcome the bipartisan budget agreement to raise defense and non-defense discretionary spending caps for two years.... - Rush Holt , chief executive officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Our economy depends on innovation, science and technology
Congress’ failure to reach an agreement on a stopgap spending measure before a midnight deadline marks another setback for the nation’s scientific enterprise
AAAS and the science commission of Chile’s Senate agree to collaborate on work to enhance the science-policy interface, science communication and science diplomacy in the Americas.
AAAS and other scientific and engineering societies on Tuesday underscored the implication of reports that staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were directed to avoid using seven words, including “science-based” and “evidence-based,” in federal budget documents.
"Among the words forbidden to be used in CDC budget documents are 'evidence-based' and 'science-based.' I suppose one must not think those things either. Here's a word that's still allowed: ridiculous."
-- Rush Holt, chief executive officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
We are extremely concerned with provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) to repeal existing provisions in tax law that reduces the financial burden of higher education for graduate students.
Is it ever reasonable to make decisions by excluding scientists who are best informed on the research?
The evidence suggests limits to industry's willingness to fund R&D vacated by the federal government, should Congress go along with the White House's budget plans.
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This one-hour course, hosted by Dr. Marga Gual Soler and Dr. Tom Wang of the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy, is the first ever online course fully dedicated to science diplomacy. Join us and learn all about the connections between science and diplomacy throughout the ages.
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