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29 May 2024

AGU sends joint letter with 27 other organizations urging sustained funding for NOAA

On 16 March, AGU sent a letter with 27 other organizations urging sustained funding for various NOAA offices, including NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the National Ocean Service (NOS), as well as the various accounts that fund the Cooperative Institutes (CIs) in FY2025.   We, the undersigned members of the research, innovation, and environmental services community, write to urge strong sustained funding for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic …

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8 May 2024

AGU Celebrates Bipartisan Approval of Weather Act Reauthorization

AGU, the world’s largest Earth and space science association, applauds the bipartisan effort by Congress to pass The Weather Act Reauthorization, H.R. 6093, which promises to make weather forecasting in the U.S. more accurate.    AGU endorsed H.R. 6093 in November along with several other pieces of legislation that were added to this bill, including the National Weather Service Communications Improvement Act, H.R.1496; NOAA Weather Radio Modernization Act, H.R.1482; and …

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19 April 2024

AGU endorses the National Landslide Preparedness Act Reauthorization Act of 2024

On 4 April 2024, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to leadership in the House of Representatives and the Senate for the National Landslide Preparedness Act Reauthorization Act of 2024.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I am writing to thank you for introducing H.R.7003, the National Landslide Preparedness Act Reauthorization Act of …

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AGU endorses the National Coordination on Adaptation and Resilience for Security Act (NCARS)

On 25 March 2024, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to leadership in the House of Representatives supporting the National Coordination on Adaptation and Resilience for Security Act (NCARS).   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I write to thank you for introducing H.R.6311, the National Coordination on Adaptation and Resilience for Security …

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AGU sends letter of endorsement for American Innovation Act

On 25 March 2024, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to Senator Richard Durbin in support of the American Innovation Act.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I am writing to thank you for crafting and offering AGU’s official endorsement for the American Innovation Act.    The American Innovation Act provides stable and …

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11 March 2024

AGU endorses the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act H.R.7275

On 12 February 2024, AGU sent a letter to Representatives Cartwright, Fitzpatrick, and Mast offering support for the reintroduction of the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act H.R.7275.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I am writing to thank you for reintroducing H.R.7275, the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act, and to offer …

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17 January 2024

AGU endorses H.R.6234, the “Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2023”

On 22 December 2023, AGU sent a letter to Representative Bonamici endorsing H.R.6234, the “Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2023”.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our worldwide Earth and space science community, I am writing to thank you for introducing H.R.6234, the “Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2023” and to offer AGU’s support for this important bill.   Tsunamis, and other …

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8 January 2024

AGU joins 920 organizations in letter to adopt bipartisan Senate funding framework for NDD FY24 spending

On 4 January, AGU joined 920 organizations asking Congress to adopt the bipartisan Senate funding framework as a starting point for final negotiations in the FY24 appropriations process. Read the full text of the letter below:   Dear Speaker Johnson, Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McConnell, and Minority Leader Jeffries:   The 850 undersigned organizations—representing the full breadth of diverse programs that support all of America, every day—are extremely alarmed …

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22 November 2023

AGU endorses the Preparedness and Risk Management for Extreme Weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and Effectiveness (PREPARE) Act of 2023

On 21 November 2023, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to Representative Cartwright (D-PA-8) for the Preparedness and Risk Management for Extreme Weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and Effectiveness (PREPARE) Act of 2023.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our worldwide Earth and space science community, I am writing to thank you for re-introducing the Preparedness and Risk Management for Extreme Weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and Effectiveness …

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15 November 2023

AGU endorses the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Reauthorization Act of 2023

On 8 November 2023, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to the House Science committee on the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Reauthorization Act of 2023.  We praise the bill’s goal of building on the achievements of the original Weather Act, which led to numerous advances in weather forecasting and predictions of high-impact weather events. As our communities become increasingly affected by severe weather-related impacts, from wildfires to flooding to …

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14 November 2023

AGU sends letter to Appropriations Committees on FY24 appropriations

On 7 November 2023, AGU sent a letter to leadership on the Appropriations Committees in the House and Senate regarding appropriations for Fiscal Year 2024. AGU thanked the committees for averting a government shutdown in September but urged them to continue working towards full and robust support of scientific agencies. Read the full text of the letter below.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our worldwide …

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12 November 2023

AGU sends letter of endorsement for RESEARCHER Act

On 8 November 2023, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to Representative McClellan (D-VA-4) for the RESEARCHER Act.    On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our global community of more than half a million Earth and space scientists and allies, I am writing to thank you for crafting and introducing the RESEARCHER Act (H.R. 4002) and to offer AGU’s endorsement for this important bill.   applaud the bill’s …

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