The House Takes on NSF Reauthorization

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) took its monthly meeting to the Hill in January to get a briefing from Dahlia Sokolov, Staff Director of the House Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Science Education.
The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) took its monthly meeting to the Hill in January to get a briefing from Dahlia Sokolov, Staff Director of the House Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Science Education.  On tap for this spring is a committee reauthorization of the America COMPETES legislation first passed in 2007, outlining the need for increased investments in science supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  As a stakeholder, APA will be very active in advocating for science broadly and behavioral science in particular as the bill is drafted and guided through committee and the full House.  Of special interest in this year’s bill will be language related to scientific publishing and inclusion of the behavioral and social sciences in all provisions of STEM funding and education.