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Latest News from the APS Washington Office
Send a letter to your Representative asking him/her to sign on to a Dear Colleague letter in support of reversing funding cuts to the Department of Energy Office of Science.
Alert: Contact Your Senator
The failure of Congress and the President to reach agreement on spending and taxes triggered across-the-board budget cuts (sequestration) on March 1, reducing science accounts by 5.9 percent. Subsequently the House incorporated the cuts into a full-year extension of the Continuing Resolution that had been funding all programs at FY 12 levels. Senate appropriators then approved a bill that would provide slight relief for some science accounts. On March 12, APS president Michael Turner sent an alert asking APS members to contact their senators immediately.
Read the Letter from Michael Turner
Students Protest Sequestration
Nearly 6,200 science and engineering students from APS and other societies signed a Congressional petition requesting that sequestration be halted because it would harm their future as innovators and hurt economic growth in the United States. Students hand-delivered the petition to the local offices of all U.S. senators and House leaders.
About Sequestration Letter
Sequestration Letter and Signatories
Supporting Member Societies
More News from the Washington Office
Supporting Critical Materials Supply Chain
A coalition of leading industry, manufacturing and scientific associations, critical materials scientists and strategic materials producers have joined together to support legislation that would establish a secure and reliable supply chain for strategic and critical materials.
Coalition Letter to Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Materials Researchers and Industry Associations Urge Action
Deconstructing the iPad
How federally funded research lead to game-changing innovation
iPad Briefing on Capitol Hill
Special to Roll Call
By Michael S. Lubell, APS Director of Public Affairs
"Fix the Hollowing Out of the Supply Chain"
Decrying Attacks on Social & Behavioral Science
U.S. Science, Engineering, Higher Education Organizations Letter
Future of American Innovation Task Force Cautions
High-Tech Organizations, Universities, Professional Societies Letter
Latest APS Report
Energy Critical Elements: Securing Materials for Emerging Technologies
From APS Panel on Public Affairs and Materials Research Society (MRS)
Energy Critical Elements Report
Energy Critical Elements Fact Sheet
U.S. Congressional Members Write for APS
Each issue of Capitol Hill Quarterly features relevant science and physics policy analysis written by a member of Congress specifically for APS.
Jobs of Tomorrow
Reports in the News or Related to Pending Legislation
Nuclear Weapons in
21st Century U.S.
APS Op-Eds and Editorials
APS Members' Opinions Appear in National Media Outlets
POPA Report Suggestion Box
Send in Your Ideas
Over the past two decades the APS Council has authorized the Panel on Public Affairs (POPA) to initiate in-depth studies on topics ranging from energy and environment to national security issues. POPA is now accepting ideas and proposals from APS members for future studies and reports.
Suggest Future POPA Studies