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Posted 1/1/2020


Geothermal bills make progress through both chambers
Congress has recently been considering several bills related to the growing field of geothermal energy development and production.

Posted 4/21/2020

Letters & Testimony

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.”

Posted 5/26/2020

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.”

Posted 5/18/2020

GSA Testimony Supporting NSF and NASA
GSA submitted testimony supporting NSF and NASA to the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Posted 5/12/2020

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.

Posted 5/7/2020

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.

Posted 4/21/2020

Scientific Community Highlights Research Needs
The Coalition for National Science Funding and Energy Sciences Coalition sent letters highlighting scientific research needs that could be included in future economic stimulus packages.

Posted 4/16/2020

Scientific Community Pushes for FY 2021 Funding
The Energy Science Coalition sent a letter to congressional leaders asking them "to appropriate at least $7.4 billion in FY 2021 for DOE Office of Science," while the Coalition for National Science Funding called for a $9 billion appropriation for the National Science Foundation. GSA signed a letter calling for the highest possible allocation for the subcommittee funding NSF, NASA, NOAA, and OSTP, and the Coalition for Aerospace and Science highlighted NASA priorities.

Posted 3/27/2020

GSA Testifies in Support of USGS
GSA Director for Geoscience Policy Kasey White testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on 6 February.

Posted 2/11/2020

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.

Posted 1/28/2020

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