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30 June 2022

AGU and the Coalition for Aerospace Science send request for NASA funding for FY23

On 18 May 2022, AGU and the Coalition for Aerospace Science sent a request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations for NASA: The Coalition for Aerospace and Science (CAS) is an alliance of prominent industry, academic, and scientific organizations united in support of robust and sustained federal investment in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). We request Congress appropriate at least $27.84 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, …

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31 May 2022

AGU sends endorsement letter for the National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy (NCARS) Act to Congressional Leadership

On May 31 2022, AGU sent a letter to leadership in the House of Representatives and the Senate endorsing the National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy (NCARS) Act.  On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for introducing H.R.6461, the National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy (NCARS) Act, and to offer AGU’s official …

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18 May 2022

AGU Endorses the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Act

On 21 April 2022, AGU sent a letter to House and Senate leadership endorsing the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Act.  On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and our community of 130,000 worldwide who work in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for introducing H.R.6654, the Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASC) Act, and to offer AGU’s official endorsement for this important bill.   Under …

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22 February 2022

AGU and other societies send letter urging Congress to pass FY22 appropriations

On 4 February 2022, AGU, along with more than 50 science, engineering, math and public health organizations, sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to pass fiscal year 2022 (FY22) appropriations in order to solidify critical funding for research and development and to address urgent public health, environmental and economic needs.      Dear Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader McConnell, and Minority Leader McCarthy,   On behalf of …

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4 February 2022

AGU Endorses the America COMPETES Act of 2022

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and its community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences applaud the House for introducing the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength Act of 2022 (America COMPETES) package and working swiftly to get it passed.  This bill, with its wealth of science provisions, will help spur breakthroughs for many of the world’s most pressing challenges and drive new …

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25 January 2022

AGU’s 2022 Policy Priorities

As a scientific society whose members’ research and interests span the universe, AGU’s science policy interests are just as vast – from scientific integrity to funding for science to building resilience to natural hazards.  Building upon the work done in 2021, our 2022 policy priorities are to: Fund discovery and solution-based earth and space sciences for the benefit of humanity;  Create an equitable, diverse, inclusive and just scientific community;   Build a climate and hazard resilient nation; and  Protect environmental and human health.   …

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6 December 2021

AGU sends letter of support to Congressional leadership about science and innovation package

On 6 December 2021, AGU sent a letter to Congressional leadership thanking them for crafting U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260), the National Science Foundation for the Future Act (H.R. 2225), outlining how critical this legislation is to advancing diversity and equity in the sciences, mitigating the impact of the pandemic on students and early career researchers, and more.    On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and …

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19 November 2021

AGU and other organizations send letter to Congress in support of the new Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE)

On 18 November 2021, AGU and 32 other organizations representing public and environmental health, and the children’s, women’s, medical, and scientific communities, we are writing in support of the new Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE).    As organizations representing public and environmental health, and the children’s, women’s, medical, and scientific communities, we are writing in support of the new Department …

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10 November 2021

AGU Endorses the National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program Act

On 5 November 2021, AGU sent a letter to Representatives Lofgren, McNerney, Perlmutter and Bonamici endorsing the National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program Act.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for crafting and introducing H.R.5781, the National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program Act, and to offer AGU’s official endorsement for this …

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26 October 2021

AGU endorses the PRECIP Act

On 25 October 2021, AGU sent a letter to Representative Mikie Sherril, Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on the Environment, endorsing the the Providing Research and Estimates of Changes in Precipitation (PRECIP) Act.    On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for introducing H.R. 1437, the Providing …

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AGU endorses the FLOODS Act

On 25 October 2021, AGU sent a letter to Congressional leadership in the House and the Senate endorsing the the Flood Level Observation, Operations, and Decision Support (FLOODS) Act and applauds their commitment to improving communication about the risks of extreme weather events so that communities can become more resilient in the face of climate and other hazards.     On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community …

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22 October 2021

AGU sends letter to Senator Joe Manchin urging climate action

On 22 October 2021, AGU’s CEO Randy Fiser sent a letter to Senator Joe Manchin (WV) urging him to pass the budget reconciliation package for it’s climate provisions.    On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to urge you to support legislative provisions that will help to curtail the devastating impacts of climate change, globally, in the U.S., and …

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13 October 2021

AGU sends letter to Congressional leadership urging strong funding for science in the infrastructure and budget reconciliation packages

On 5 October 2021, AGU sent Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer applauding strong funding for research infrastructure and urged Congress to maintain funding for all science agencies.    On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I’d like to applaud the strong funding allocation for research infrastructure and associated research and development activities in the current House reconciliation package. …

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30 August 2021

AGU joins letter supporting visas for scientists fleeing Afghanistan

On 25 August 2021, AGU joined other professional societies asking the White House Office of Science, Technology, and Policy for P-2 visas for scientists and members of the STEM community fleeing Afghanistan.   Dear Dr. Lander,   As you know, the Taliban represent an immediate threat to the safety of anyone in Afghanistan connected with the western world.  This includes engineers, scientists and technical professionals, many of whom are trying …

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20 July 2021

AGU sends letter on spectrum issues to House Science committee leadership

On 20 July 2021, AGU, The American Meteorological Society, and the National Weather Association sent a letter to leadership on the House Science, Space, and Technology committee thanking them for their ongoing support on spectrum and 5G issues.    Dear Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas,   Thank you for your ongoing leadership to preserve diverse spectrum resources to sustain and advance crucial environmental information and forecasting. We appreciate that …

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30 June 2021

AGU and other science societies express the evidence-based urgency of boldly addressing climate change and encourage Congress to act quickly

On 30 June 2021, AGU and 48 other scientific societies sent a letter to leadership in Congress expressing urgency for bold action on climate change.    Dear Members of Congress,   The undersigned major scientific organizations write to express the evidence-based urgency of boldly addressing climate change and encourage you to act quickly. Observations throughout the world make it clear climate change is occurring and rapidly intensifying. Rigorous scientific research …

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22 June 2021

AGU endorses the Supporting STEM Learning Opportunities Act

On 22 June 2021, AGU sent a letter to Senators Shaheen (NH) and Capito (WV) endorsing the Supporting STEM Learning Opportunities Act.    On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for crafting the Supporting STEM Learning Opportunities Act and offer AGU’s official endorsement for this important bill.   Experiential STEM learning opportunities are essential …

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AGU endorses the STEM RESTART Act

On 22 June 2021, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to leadership in the House of Representatives and Senate for the STEM RESTART Act.    On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for crafting the STEM Restoring Employment Skills through Targeted Assistance, Re-entry, and Training (RESTART) Act and offering AGU’s official endorsement for this …

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AGU endorses the Reconciliation in Places Names Act

On 22 June 2021, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to leadership in the House of Representatives and the Senate for the Reconciliation in Place Names Act.    On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for crafting the Reconciliation in Place Names Act and offer AGU’s official endorsement for this important bill.   American …

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25 May 2021

AGU sends letter on Spectrum issues to Senate leadership

On 20 May 2021, AGU, The American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association sent a letter to Senator Maria Cantwell (WA), Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation calling for leadership on Spectrum issues, including the importance of spectrum assets to national security and weather and hazards safety.     Thank you for your voice of leadership to preserve diverse spectrum resources to sustain and advance crucial environmental …

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