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  • US Begins Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
    by AIBS on November 11, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    The Trump Administration has formally started the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. In a November 4, 2019, letter to the United Nations (UN), Secretary of State Michael Pompeo stated the United States' […]

  • Senate Passes First Spending Package as Stopgap Funding Nears Expiration
    by AIBS on November 11, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    On October 31, 2019, the U.S. Senate voted 84-9 to pass a four-bill spending package that includes fiscal year (FY) 2020 appropriations for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug […]

  • Report Addresses Political Interference in Government Science
    by AIBS on November 11, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    The National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy (Task Force), a nonpartisan group of former public servants and policy experts at the Brennan Center, recently released a report outlining ways to restrict political interference in government […]

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