COSSA Washington Updates

April 28, 2020, Volume 39 | Issue 9

In This IssueFEATURED NEWSAdvocates Working to Promote Social Science Amid COVID-19 CrisisSenate Returns Next Week with Uncertain Agenda; House Staying HomeCensus Launches COVID-19 Household SurveyNotable COVID-19 ResourcesCOSSA IN ACTIONDemographer Allison Plyer Answers "Why Social Science?"Letters & StatementsFEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION...

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April 14, 2020, Volume 39 | Issue 8

In This IssueFEATURED NEWSCongress Split on Content, Timing of Next SupplementalCensus Bureau to Add COVID-19 Questions to Business Surveys, Request Additional Time for DecennialOHRP Issues Guidance on Human Subjects Protections for Coronavirus ActionsNIMHD Seeking Research Proposals on the Impact of...

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March 31, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 7

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS COSSA Compiles Social Science Resources Related to COVID-19 COSSA's Analysis of Enacted COVID-19 Supplemental Funding Legislation, FY 2020 April's Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive on Social Science During the Coronavirus Crisis Census Bureau Temporarily Suspends 2020 Field Operations,...

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March 3, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 5

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS OSTP Requests Information on Open Access in Peer-Reviewed Publications COSSA IN ACTION March's Headlines Webchat to Feature OSTP Assistant Director for Academic Engagement Advocacy Day Hotel Block Closing March 9 Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS House Science Committee Holds Hearing on FY 2021...

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February 18, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 4

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Administration Plans to Eliminate DOD Social Science Research Program COSSA IN ACTION Administration Releases FY 2021 Budget Request; Read COSSA's Analysis COSSA Urges Advocates to Oppose FY 2021 Budget Cuts to Social Science FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS OBSSR Seeks Input on...

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February 4, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 3

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS COSSA Releases 2020 Rankings of College and University Social Science Investment COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Responds to JCORE RFI Early Bird Pricing for Social Science Advocacy Day Extended through Feb. 14 Still Time to Register for February's Headlines Webchat on the...

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January 21, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 2

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS HOT TOPIC: Foreign Interference in the U.S. Research Enterprise & Policy Responses COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Sends Letter in Support of Panchanathan Nomination to Lead NSF CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Impeachment, Natural Disasters, and Elections Signal Difficult Road Ahead for FY 2021 Appropriations...

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January 7, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 1

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Sethuraman Panchanathan Nominated to Lead National Science Foundation COSSA IN ACTION Early Bird Registration Open for 2020 Social Science Advocacy Day Still Time to Register for January's Headlines Webchat APA's Office of International Affairs Answers "Why Social Science?" CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Congress Completes FY...

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December 10, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 24

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Congress Rushes to Finish FY 2020 as Schedule Fills COSSA IN ACTION December's Headlines to Feature Deep Dive on Threats to Research Security Advocacy Day Registration to Open Later this Month Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Members of Congress Request Feedback on Cures...

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November 26, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 23

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS President Signs One-Month Continuing Resolution, Temporarily Averting Government Shutdown COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Seeks Nominations for 2020 Public Impact Award Rush Holt Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Senate Subcommittee Releases Report, Holds Hearing on Securing U.S. Research from Foreign...

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November 12, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 22

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Census Bureau Releases "Demonstration" Decennial Data Products, Working with National Academies to Collect Public Input COSSA IN ACTION November's Headlines to Feature Deep Dive on 2020 Census FY 2020 Spending Still Uncertain, Continuing Resolution Likely Through December White House Hosts Summit...

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October 29, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 21

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS National Academies Releases Review of Minerva Initiative COSSA IN ACTION NC State Psychologists Answer "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Senate Continues to Debate Spending Bills as CR End Looms Senate Science Subcommittee Holds Hearing on "Research and Innovation: Ensuring America's...

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October 15, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 20

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Nita Lowey, House Appropriations Chair, Announces Retirement COSSA IN ACTION Advocacy Day Hotel Block Opens FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS OBSSR Seeks Nominations for Matilda White Riley Keynote Nomination Opportunities Funding Opportunities COMMUNITY NEWS & REPORTS Jennifer Eberhardt Delivers 2019 Henry and Bryna David Lecture Fellowships...

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October 1, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 19

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Senate Makes Progress on FY 2020 Appropriations for NSF, Census, NIH, Education, USDA COSSA IN ACTION October's Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive on Challenges Facing USDA Research and Statistics Adam Seth Levine of Researh4impact Answers "Why Social Science?" CONGRESSIONAL NEWS President...

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September 17, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 18

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS OSTP Outlines Research Security Priorities COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Senate Appropriations Efforts Slow to Start as End of Fiscal Year Looms House Science Committee to Host Hearing on Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work FEDERAL AGENCY &...

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September 3, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 37

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS White House Outlines FY 2021 R&D Budget Priorities COSSA IN ACTION COSSA & AESIS to Partner on Upcoming Conference on the Societal Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities September's Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive with SBE Assistant Director Arthur Lupia...

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August 6, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 16

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS NIH Extends Enforcement Delay of Clinical Trials Policy Until September 2021 COSSA IN ACTION August's Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive on Effectively Advocating from Home AAPSS Answers "Why Social Science? CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Budget Deal Signed; Congress Leaves for Summer Recess with...

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July 23, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 15

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July 9, 2019 | Volume38, Issue 14

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June 25, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 13

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS President Issues Executive Order to Reduce Number of Federal Advisory Committees COSSA IN ACTION Communications Researchers Answer "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS House Passes First of FY 2020 Bills House Science Committee Holds Hearing on Sexual Harassment in Science, Passes...

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June 11, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 12

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Comments Sought on Federal Data Strategy Action Plan COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Creates New Portal to Collect Social Science Success Stories COSSA Executive Director Featured in "When Science Speaks" Podcast Still Time to Register for June's Headlines Webchat COSSA Submits Testimony to...

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May 28, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 11

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS House Panel Approves FY 2020 Funding for NSF, Census, BJS, and NIJ COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Joint Economic Committee Holds Hearing on 2020 Census and Business Impacts International Education Reauthorization Bills Introduced in Both Chambers FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION...

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May 14, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 10

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS COSSA Holds Largest-Ever Social Science Advocacy Day COSSA IN ACTION May's Headlines to Feature Deep Dive on Academies' Decadal Survey of Social Science Applications for Intelligence Analysis COSSA Submits FY 2020 Testimony to Senate Appropriations Committee in Support of Social...

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April 30, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 9

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS May 1 Is Social Science Advocacy Day! COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Issues Statement Calling for Budget Deal Development Scholar Joseph Assan Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Congress Returns; Subcommittees Begin Marking Up Spending Legislation FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS OBSSR Seeks...

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April 16, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 8

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS COSSA to Honor Leaders in Evidence-Based Policymaking with 2019 Awards COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Submits FY 2020 Testimony to House Appropriations Committee in Support of Science Funding Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Talks Continue as Congress Attempts to Raise Budget Caps Congress Holds...

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April 2, 2019 | Volume 39, Issue 7

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Administration Releases FY 2020 Budget Request; Read COSSA's Analysis of Social Science Impacts COSSA IN ACTION Read COSSA's 2018 Annual Report Congressman Paul Tonko Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Release of President's Budget Puts Pressure on Congress to...

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March 19, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 6

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Details of President's FY 2020 Budget Request Emerge COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Urges Action on Non-Defense Discretionary Spending COSSA Asks OMB to Remove Census Citizenship Question Letters & Statements FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS National Science Foundation Invites Participation in Convergence Accelerator Pilot William...

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March 5, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 5

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS NIH Seeks Input on the Need for an Administrative Data Enclave COSSA IN ACTION March's Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive on FY 2020 Budget Request Anthropologist Lee Hoffer Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Trump Administration to Release FY...

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February 19, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 4

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Compromise on FY 2019 Funding Reached, Averting Second Shutdown; Read COSSA's Analysis of the Omnibus COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Submits Comments on Draft NICHD Strategic Plan COSSA Endorses Census Idea Act Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Pingree Reintroduces Bill to Block USDA Research...

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February 5, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 3

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Social Scientists Encouraged to Explore NSF's Ten Big Ideas Solicitations COSSA IN ACTION February's Headlines Webchat to Feature a Deep Dive on Evidence-Based Policymaking COSSA Releases 2019 Rankings of College and University Social Science Investment The Research-to-Policy Collaboration Answers "Why Social...

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January 22, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 2

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act Becomes Law CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Committees Begin to Announce Leadership, Membership as FY 2019 Funding Remains Uncertain Chairwoman Johnson Introduces Gun Violence Research Act FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS NSF Releases Information for Proposers and Grantees During Government...

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January 8, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 1

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Government Shutdown Continues into Third Week, Leaving Uncertainty for FY 2019 COSSA IN ACTION Early Bird Registration Opens for Social Science Advocacy Day Register for January's Headlines Webchat Featuring a Deep Dive on Advocacy Resources Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Evidence-Based Policymaking Bill...

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December 11, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 24

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS White House Releases STEM Education Strategic Plan COSSA IN ACTION December COSSA Headlines to Feature OBSSR Director CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Congress Passes Stop-Gap Spending Bill, Averting Partial Government Shutdown House Republicans Announce Committee Leadership for the 116th Congress FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS NSF Releases...

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November 27, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 23

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Save the Date: Advocacy Day 2019 COSSA IN ACTION Linguist Claudia Brugman Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Rep. Johnson Seeks Science Chairmanship, Announces Priorities for the New Congress FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS Office of Evaluation Sciences Seeks Fellows NEH Releases...

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November 13, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 22

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS President Appoints Five New Members of the National Science Board, Reappoints Two Members COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Democrats Take Control of the House in Midterm Elections; Congress Returns for Lame Duck Session FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS Comments Sought...

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October 30, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 21

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Introducing HEADLINES: A Monthly Look at What's New and Noteworthy in Social Science Policy COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Encourages Response to NIH Clinical Trials RFI COSSA Seeks Interns for 2019 Disaster Researchers Brandi Gilbert and Nnenia Campbell Answer "Why Social Science?" Letters...

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October 16, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 20

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS COSSA Endorses Bill to Combat Sexual Harassment in Science COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Senate Panel Considers Dillingham Nomination for Census Director FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS Nomination Opportunities Funding Opportunities Notices & Requests for Comment Open Positions COMMUNITY NEWS & REPORTS Academies Releases "How...

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October 2, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 19

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS NSF Seeks Nominations for the 2019 Alan T. Waterman Award COSSA IN ACTION SSRC's Alondra Nelson Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Trump Signs Labor-HHS Bill/CR, Pushing Remaining FY19 Spending to Dec 7 FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS NSF Announces New...

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September 18, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 18

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Social Psychologists Among 2018 Golden Goose Award Recipients COSSA IN ACTION CJRA's Peter Wood Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Congress Makes Progress on Appropriations as Fiscal Year Comes to a Close Senate Committee Seeks Answers from USDA on ERS/NIFA...

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September 4, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 17

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS USDA Announces Plans to Move NIFA and ERS out of DC, Realign ERS with Chief Economist COSSA IN ACTION New from "Why Social Science?": Misinformation and "Ban-the-Box" Policies Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS State of Play: FY 2019 Appropriations for Social Science...

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August 7, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 16

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Kelvin Droegemeier Nominated to Lead OSTP COSSA IN ACTION COSSA and 25 Science Organizations Call for Removal of Census Citizenship Question The Lab @ DC Answers "Why Social Science?" CONGRESSIONAL NEWS House Holds Hearing on Cures Implementation FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS White House...

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July 24, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 15

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Steven Dillingham Nominated to Lead Census Bureau COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS House Committee Approves FY 2019 Labor-HHS-Education Funding FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS Draft Guidance Documents Related to Revised Common Rule Released NSF Announces new STEM Education Advisory Panel Nomination Opportunities Funding...

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July 10, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 14

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Arthur Lupia to Lead NSF's Social Science Directorate COSSA IN ACTION Wendy Naus Discusses COSSA's Fight for Social Science Research with UK Publication Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Senate Appropriations Committee Passes FY 2019 Labor, Health Human Services, Education Bill FEDERAL AGENCY &...

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June 12, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 12

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS NIH Releases Data Science Strategic Plan COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Congress Moves Forward on FY 2019 Spending FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS Census Issues Request for Comment on Decennial Data Collection Minerva Initiative Releases 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement, Topics of...

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May 29, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 11

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS House Panel Passes FY 2019 Funding for NSF, Census, NIJ COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Presents Rep. Dan Lipinski with Distinguished Service Award Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS House and Senate Committees Approve FY 2019 Agriculture Funding Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on 2019 NIH...

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May 15, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 10

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS House Appropriations Subcommittees Begin Marking Up Spending Legislation COSSA IN ACTION CJRA and COSSA to Host "Ask a Criminologist" Panel on How the Opioid Epidemic and Police-Community Relations Impact Homicides Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Congress Questions Commerce, Census on Citizenship Question FEDERAL...

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May 2, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 9

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Recap of the 2018 COSSA Science Policy Conference COSSA IN ACTION Social Science Advocates Take to Capitol Hill COSSA Submits Testimony in Support of Science Funding Senators Join Together in Support of the Institute for Education Sciences FEDERAL...

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April 17, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 8

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Psychologist Kristina R. Olson Receives Alan T. Waterman Award COSSA IN ACTION Less Than Two Weeks Until COSSA's Science Policy Conference and Advocacy Day Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Jerry Moran Tapped to Lead Senate CJS Subcommittee House Subcommittee Discusses 2019 NIH Budget FEDERAL...

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April 3, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 7

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS 2020 Census to Ask About Citizenship; COSSA Releases Statement and Action Alert COSSA IN ACTION Science Policy Conference Program Taking Shape; Hotel Block Extended to April 6 COSSA to Present 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Rep. Dan Lipinski, NIH's Bill...

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