GSA Comments on Proposed Student Visa Rules
GSA asked that the proposed rule "Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media" be withdrawn.
Letter to NSF
GSA signed a letter illustrating how societies can "work with the National Science Foundation to address and
surmount the challenges that COVID-19 poses to the research enterprise."
Support for a Study on Systemic Racism
GSA was part of a coalition of 80 scientific organizations that sent a letter supporting a study to assess the influence of systemic racism in academia and identify strategies for change.
GSA Supports Legislation to Provide Emergency Relief Funding for Research
GSA endorsed the Research Investment to Secure the Economy (RISE) Act, a bipartisan bill that authorizes approximately $26 billion for federal research agencies to provide relief related to COVID-19 disruptions.
Response to Proposed Changes to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program
GSA signed an open letter to "request that plans announced by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on July 6, 2020 to modify the exemption to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) be withdrawn immediately."
CNSF Encourages Vote on NSF Director
A coalition that includes GSA sent a letter to Senate leaders encouraging them “to swiftly
allow a vote on Dr. Sethuraman ‘Panch’ Panchanathan’s nomination to become the Director of the
National Science Foundation (NSF).”
Science Community Expresses Concerns with Executive Proclamation on Immigration
Thirty-six scientific organizations, including GSA, sent a letter to the White House that asks to “prioritize the immigration of science and technology talent that will spur the scientific breakthroughs and economic growth of the United States that is needed for rapid recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
GSA Submits Comments on Proposed EPA Rule
GSA joined with leading scientific organizations to submit comments (here and here) that ask EPA to withdraw its proposed rule: “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.”
Support for Research During COVID-19
GSA endorsed a congressional effort to provide $26 billion in emergency relief funding for the research community in the next coronavirus relief package. In addition, GSA is a member of several coalitions that issued a letter to Congress urging support for scientific research in future COVID-19 relief legislation.
Multisociety statement denouncing the stigmatization of individuals of Asian ancestry
GSA joined 49 organizations to support Congressional resolutions to denounce anti-Asian discrimination as related to COVID-19.
GSA Submits Comments on the American Research Environment
GSA submitted comments in response to a White House Request for Information on the American Research Environment.