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Policy

At the core of this March is our call for evidence-based policy decisions.

The following lists direct your attention to legislative and regulatory issues affecting science where you can take action now. Concentrating a few important issues will amplify our collective voices and enhance the impact of emails, calls, and conversations with policymakers. Strengthening the role of science in decision-making at all levels of government is a long-term endeavor. The coming years will require your persistence to create an inescapable chorus of voices defending the necessity of science in governance

To contribute policy, legislation and regulation developments for consideration, email us.

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Bill
Author
Ban on chlorpyrifos
Scott Pruitt
Issue:
Environment
Summary

EPA rejected scientific conclusion of the agency’s own chemical safety experts who recommended that a widely used insecticide (chlorpyrifos) be permanently banned at farms nationwide because of the harm it potentially causes children and farm workers

What can you do?

Call EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt at 202-564-4700

Bill
Author
Executive Action
President Trump
Issue:
Climate Policy
Summary

Signed Executive order to suspend, rescind or open review more than a half dozen major environmental regulations, in an effort to help the coal, oil and gas industries.

What can you do?

Call Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator: 202-564-4700

Bill
Author
HONEST Act 2017
Lamar Smith (R-Texas)
Issue:
EPA Policy
Summary

H.R. 1430 Prohibits the EPA from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible. Not all valid science fits this narrow standard. PASSED HOUSE 3/28

What can you do?

Monitor Senate for companion bill

Bill
Author
WH Budget Proposal
Trump Administration
Issue:
Budget FY2018
Summary

WH proposed budget asks for cuts to funding for science and research across government agencies: NIH -18%, EPA -30%, NEH eliminated, NOAA research office -52%

What can you do?

Watch AAAS talk Budget https://goo.gl/YClepE

Bill
Author
Am Health Care Act
House Republicans
What Happened?

Withdrawn due to lack of support.

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Date: April 22, 2017
Location: Pershing Square Park
Time: 9AM - 4PM

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