Budget


Congress must address gun violence safety

, Washington representative, Center for Science and Democracy

Over the next few weeks, as Congress works to finalize a spending bill for the rest of the 2018 fiscal year, and as it begins work on a spending bill for the 2019 fiscal year, there is one concrete thing that our elected officials can do to move the ball in the right direction. Congress must lift the ban restricting gun violence research and fund critical work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more >

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Proposed budget cuts threaten the health and safety of all Americans, especially our children. Photo: USEPA/Flickr

How Bad Are Proposed Budget Cuts at the EPA? Let Me Count the Ways

, executive director

The proposals to cut EPA funding and undermine the agency’s ability to implement evidence-based policies are deeply troubling and threaten the public health and safety of everyone across the US. Read more >

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Tell Congress to Send Support, Not Poison Pills, to Endangered Species Protections

, researcher, Center for Science & Democracy

Valentine’s Day. It’s the time of year where we, as a nation, spend an exorbitant amount of money on roses, heart-shaped chocolates, and oversized teddy bears. In 2017, America spent $18.2 billion (an average of $136.57 per person) on gifts to show their affection for that special someone. Read more >

Photo: USFWS
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Photo: US Department of Energy

President Dumps Clean Energy in Proposed Budget

, senior energy analyst

Today, the president released his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year (FY 2019) and as expected, it seeks to eviscerate research and development (R&D) in clean energy technology. The proposal would slash funding in the applied energy technology offices within the Department of Energy (DOE), now housed within the Office of Energy. As my colleague points out, the proposal is “not scaling back, it’s eviscerating the work,” and is another example of this administration’s attacks on clean energy. As the Nation needs to continue to develop and deploy clean energy technologies to solve the threats posed by climate change, hopefully Congress will do what it did last year: yawn, ignore the current administration’s ideologically driven proposal, and do what is best for the Nation.

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Photo: USDA-SARE/Edwin Remsberg

As a Government Funding Deadline Looms, Scientists Seek Support for Agroecology Research

, senior Washington representative, Food & Environment

Among the many challenges Congress faces in the dwindling days of 2017 is this: the federal government will run out of money on December 22 unless lawmakers can agree on a budget extension. Read more >

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