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Exclusive Educational Resource Provided By American Science Alliance. On March 9, the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology held the first of two hearings related to NSF,  focusing on “overview and oversight” of NSF programs by the science committee’s research panel. It featured testimony from NSF’s director, France Córdova, and its inspector general, Allison[…]

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Exclusive Educational Resource Provided By American Science Alliance.   On March 29, the House Science Committee convened a hearing titled, “Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method.” The scientific method has become a central issue in the committee’s work this year. The House has passed two bills to overhaul how the Environmental Protection[…]

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Remember the Super Bowl? It had some pretty great commercials this year, but as a new mom to the world’s best baby girl (mom’s opinion), there was one that pulled on my heart strings a bit. You may have seen it-the commercial that addressed the gender wage gap, which, unfortunately, still exists despite what some[…]

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The Party of Reason and Progress (PORP) sends our deepest condolences to the victims and families of those affected by the horrible chemical weapon attack in Syria this week, and to the Syrian people at large. PORP unconditionally condemns the use of poison gas and other chemical weapons against any people for any reason. This[…]

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When it comes to the flood of controversy that has been sweeping the United States since Trump’s election, concern over how Trump’s presidency may affect wildlife may not be the most pressing matter on most people’s minds. Admittedly, the White House has not given any formal or direct statement on American wildlife, or any policy[…]

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Exclusive Educational Resource Provided By American Science Alliance. S. 442: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which direct how federal funds should or should not be used. Appropriations set overall spending limits by agency or program[…]

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Exclusive Educational Resource Provided By American Science Alliance. Tom Price was Senate-confirmed as secretary of health and human services on a party-line 52–47 vote on February 10, 2017. He will have responsibility over the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, among a number of other research and public health agencies. Key[…]

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What is the Mexico City Order? We need to talk about President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Order – a Presidential executive order restricting government funding from any international non-governmental organization which provides or funds abortion services as a part of its mandate.  Importantly, it does not allow the US government to fund services[…]

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Exclusive Educational Resource Provided By American Science Alliance. President Trump, Vice President elect Mike Pence and Peter Theil met with CEOs from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon Facebook and others. Attendees included Eric Schmidt and Larry Page of Google, Tim Cook of Apple, Satya Nadella and Brad Smith of Microsoft, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Safra Catz of[…]

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Exclusive Educational Resource Provided By American Science Alliance. Federal science agencies in general will be barred from starting new programs or stopping old ones and from implementing funding increases submitted in the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Unless Congress passes the fiscal year 2017 appropriations bills, funding changes and program guidance included in the[…]

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