15 February 2017
AGU Science Policy Alert 17-4
Encourage Your Representative to Speak Up For Science Funding
Ask your Representative to stand up and speak out for Earth and space science. While only 52 out of 435 members of the House of Representatives sit on the Appropriations Committee, which writes the yearly federal discretionary spending bills, every Representative can make a public statement to the committee, stating their priorities for federal spending.
Write to your Representatives and ask them to share your stories of how federal science agencies, and their science and research, have benefitted your district and the nation. We’ve included talking points in the Policy Action Center to help you get started. The first deadline for Representatives to request time for testimony is 21 February, so act now.
Weigh in on President Trump’s Cabinet Nominations
Check out our blog post on The Bridge about cabinet nominations to federal science agencies, including what each nominee has said about science and how you can voice your opinions about the nominees to your Senators.
Stay up-to-date by checking out the Latest News section of AGU’s science policy website for brief snapshots of the week’s most important science policy news.