NSF Funding Alert (fwd)

Ronald H. Bauerle rhb7g at FARADAY.CLAS.VIRGINIA.EDU
Mon Jan 22 19:12:38 EST 1996


Forwarded message:
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> >January 22, 1996
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> >LEGISLATIVE ALERT-IMMEDIATE ACTION
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> >TO:       All Members of the Congressional Liaison Committee
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> >FROM:     Joint Steering Committee for Public Policy
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> >RE:       NSF Funding for FY 1996
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> >THE ISSUE
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> >Although the FY 1996 funding situation for the NIH has been
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> >completed successfully, funding for the National Science Foundation
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> >remains in doubt.  The NSF is still being funded by a Continuing
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> >Resolution which expires on January 26.  Research supported by the
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> >NSF has already been damaged by one government shutdown, with no
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> >new grants issued for more than a month, 156 grants cut off on
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> >December 31, and 3,000 proposals delayed.  By January 31, 300 more
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> >grants will have lapsed.  If this budget matter is not resolved,
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> >NSF could be left with FY 1996 spending far below its Fy 1995
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> >level.
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> >If no agreement is reached to fund NSF after January 26, NSF
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> >program directors are preparing for a 1996 operating budget 25%
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> >below the FY 1996 level.
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> >Support for the NSF has gone unnoticed by members of Congress and
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> >it is time for all members of the biomedical research community to
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> >support the NSF with the same energy that helped to achieve success
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> >for the NIH.  Here is what you need to do: 
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> >ACTION NEEDED
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> >Communicate the following message: Congress and the Administration
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> >need to guarantee NSF funding at the maximum level for all of FY
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> >1996 that was recommended by Congress.  Remind them that support of
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> >research is vital to our Nation's long-term economic
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> >competitiveness.
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> >All CLC members should contact the following key Members of
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> >Congress with this message no later than Wednesday (January 24) 
> >afternoon. 
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> >Members can be reached via the Capitol switchboard at 202/224-3121.
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> >Local phone numbers and Washington fax numbers are provided:
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> >Rep. Robert Livingston (R-LA)
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> >     Louisiana office: 504-589-2753
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> >     Washington fax: 202-225-0739
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> >Rep. John Kasich (R-OH)
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> >     Ohio office: 614-469-7318
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> >     Washington fax: 225-7695
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> >Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA)
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> >     Georgia office: 404-565-6398
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> >     Washington fax: 202-225-4656
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> >Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
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> >     California office: 909-862-6030
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> >     Washington fax: 202-225-6498
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> >Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY)
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> >     New York office: 315-793-8146
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> >     Washington fax: 202-225-1891
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> >Rep. Robert Walker (R-PA)
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> >     Pennsylvania office: 717-393-0666
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> >     Washington fax: 202-225-1116
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> >Rep. Steve Schiff (R-NM)
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> >     New Mexico office: 505-766-2538
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> >     Washington fax: 202-225-4975
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> >Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX)
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> >     Texas office: 713-240-3700
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> >     Washington fax: 202-225-5241  
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> >Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-OR)
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> >     Oregon office: 503-326-3386
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> >     Washington fax: 202-224-0276
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> >Sen. Pete Domenici: (R-NM)
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> >     New Mexico office: 505-988-6511
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> >     Washington fax: 202-224-8952
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> >Leon Panetta, Chief of Staff, White House
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> >     Washington fax: 202-456-1121
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> >     Contact Jim Bernstein at the ASCB at 301/530-7153 or Pete
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> >Farnham at the ASBMB at 301/530-7147 for more information.  Send a
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> >note [clc at ascb.faseb.org] to let us know you contacted the
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> >individuals listed above.
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> >ASCB
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> >ASBMB
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> >BS
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> >GSA
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> >AAA
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