Frequently Asked Questions

Reading the latest news in science policy, but not sure what a term means or how a process works? The Public Affairs team provides answers to your frequently asked questions. Don’t get bogged down in unnecessary detail: watch our FAQ videos to get the essentials and become a policy wonk.

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1. What is the President’s budget request and why does it matter?

2. What is the appropriations process?

3. How can I ensure a good meeting with my legislator and their staff?

4. What is a CR and what does it mean for science?

5. What are Congressional Committees?

6. How do I schedule a meeting with my Member of Congress?