Ask your Members of Congress to Restore USGS Funding
The Trump Administration has proposed devastating budget cuts to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for fiscal year (FY) 2018. Congress is currently working on appropriations for the balance of FY 2018. Please show your support for the USGS by asking your members of Congress to restore the proposed cuts and prevent implementation of the Administration’s FY 2018 budget request for the agency.
The cuts proposed for the USGS will have a long-term and negative impact on our nation’s ability to conduct the scientific research required to make informed decisions about our natural resources, public lands, and to combat the invasive species that pose significant threats to our economy and public well-being. The Ecosystems mission area, which includes biological sciences research within the USGS, is also facing deep cuts. The Ecosystems activity underpins the agency’s other science mission areas by conducting the research required to understand the impacts of water use, energy exploration and production, and natural hazards on natural system.
Please take a moment to ask your members of Congress to reject the Administration’s FY 2018 budget request for USGS and provide $1.2 billion in FY 2018 to the agency with at least $174 million for the Ecosystems mission area.
Meet with Congress
Congressional Visits Day
Each year, AIBS hosts a Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. This event is an opportunity for scientists to meet with their members of Congress about the importance of federal support for biological research and education. Event participants advocate for federal investments in biological sciences research, with a primary focus on the National Science Foundation, as well as other agencies.
Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits
Each summer, AIBS organizes an opportunity for scientists to inform the nation’s science policy. The Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables scientists to meet with their federal or state elected officials and allows policymakers to learn firsthand about the science and research facilities in their district.
Participate on a Federal Advisory Board
Comment on Federal Regulations