Dec. 13, 2013 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News
Dec. 12, 2013 | Politico
The House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 on Thursday evening. The chamber voted 332-94, winning nearly equal support from Republicans and Democrats, to approve the two-year budget deal crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). The Act is expected to pass the Senate next week.
Dec. 11, 2013 | Nature
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 would increase the government's discretionary spending by roughly 4.5 percent this year to $1.012 trillion allowing for a potential budgetary boost to science funding agencies. President Barack Obama said yesterday that he will sign the measure into law once it is approved.
- Ask your legislators to support biomedical research funding.
Dec. 5, 2013 | Science Insider
Scientists in Italy have petitioned lawmakers to revise a measure that sharply restricts the use of animals in scientific research. A group of scientists organized the petition, titled Save Animal Research, which was delivered to Italy's Chamber of Deputies. The effort collected 13,000 signatures in just a few weeks.
- Find support for members and institutions that support the use of animals in research at SfN.org/advocacy
Dec. 10, 2013 | Science Insider
Acting NSF Director Cora Marrett is assembling a panel of senior managers to recommend how the agency can do a better job describing how NSF's overall research portfolio is consistent with its mission to "promote the progress of science... advance prosperity... and secure the national defense."
- Read the full NSF Notice »
• Dec. 18, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.
Business meeting to nominate, in part, France A. Cordova, of New Mexico, to serve as director of NSF.
Dec. 6, 2013 | The Atlantic
Recent articles are questioning the credibility of science journalism, but this author reminds readers of science in the media to be discerning and thoughtful information consumers. In addition, the author emphasizes in this article that we need to promote a climate that emphasizes telling the whole story rather than telling a good story.
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