Legislative Action Center
Other CPA Activities
AAI Submits Testimony on FY 2014 NIH Funding
AAI Committee on Public Affairs Chair Elizabeth Kovacs, Ph.D., recently submitted Congressional testimony, on behalf of AAI, to the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NIH. AAI recommends that the subcommittee provide an appropriation of at least $32 billion for NIH in fiscal year 2014. To view the full testimony, please click here.
AAI Conveys Sequestration Concerns to
AAI sent letters to nine key Congressional leaders in late February expressing deep concern about the potential impact of sequestration. If Congress does not act to eliminate or modify the sequester, it will result in a $1.56 billion (5.1%) cut to NIH this year, and may result in even larger cuts to NIH over the next nine years. To view the letter, please click here.
AAI Holds Session on NIH Peer Review
On May 5, 2012, the AAI Committee on Public Affairs hosted a special session entitled NIH Peer Review: Understanding the New System at IMMUNOLOGY 2012™ in Boston. The session featured three guest speakers: Richard Nakamura, Ph.D., Acting Director of the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR); Daniel Rotrosen, M.D., Director of the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation at NIAID; and Elizabeth Kovacs, Ph.D., Chair of the AAI Subcommittee on Peer Review and Grant Submission.
AAI Public Policy Fellows Travel to Capitol Hill, Advocate for Federal Science Funding — Ten early-career AAI scientists from across the country met with their Congressional delegations to express their passion for biomedical research, seek their legislators' support. View the video here.
The AAI Public Affairs program advocates for our members by working with Congress, the Administration, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to address critically important issues in immunology and the biomedical research field.
Who we are:
The Committee on Public Affairs (CPA) is a nine-member body, established to stay informed of current public policy issues important to AAI members, develop AAI positions, and to set and achieve public policy goals. The CPA leads all public policy efforts of AAI and interacts with relevant government officials and other professional organizations/societies, always advocating for the best interests of science and working to improve the professional lives of immunologists.