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Read GSA's position statements on geoscience, education, data, and professional issues.


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Events & Briefings

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Posted 1/1/2020

Landslide Science: Nation Wide Risk Reduction Applications
The Congressional Hazards Caucus and Hazards Caucus Alliance are holding a congressional briefing on landslide risks and mitigation on Friday, 7 June 2019.

Posted 6/6/2019

Register by 29 April for the 25th Annual CNSF Exhibition & Reception taking place on Tuesday, 30 April 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Posted 3/26/2019


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

Geologic Data Preservation Program Makes Bicameral Progress
The National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program has been without authorization since 2010, but newly-introduced legislation may change that.

Posted 12/9/2019

Administration Releases Critical Minerals Strategy
The Trump Administration released A Federal Strategy to Ensure a Reliable Supply of Critical Minerals on 4 June 2019. The strategy assesses the supply chain of critical minerals and identifies ways to strengthen the supply chain.

Posted 7/22/2019

Testimony & Letters

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.

Posted 9/2/2020

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Customs Enforcement (ICE) on July 6, 2020 to modify the exemption to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) be withdrawn immediately."

Posted 7/9/2020

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.

Posted 7/9/2020