Advocacy Center

CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY

Each year, AAI submits written testimony to the House and Senate subcommittees that fund NIH. Among other things, these testimonies include an NIH funding request and highlight important immunologic discoveries.

  • AAI submits testimony to the Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee recommending funding increases for NIH and ARPA-H for FY 2025 (05/20/24)
  • AAI submits testimony to the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee recommending funding increases for NIH and ARPA-H for FY 2025 (05/01/24)

LETTERS AND COMMENTS

The AAI Committee on Public Affairs communicates the policy positions of AAI through letters to legislators, government officials/agencies, and other organizations that have an impact on biomedical research.

  • AAI responds to the NIAID Request for Information on its five-year strategic plan (05/24/24)
  • AAI responds to the Request for Information from the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health on Its NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Autoimmune Disease Research (02/29/24)

ADVOCACY RESOURCES

Interested in communicating the value of immunology and biomedical research to policymakers or members of the public?  These resources will help you do just that. 

VISIT CAPITOL HILL WITH AAI

AAI is happy to take AAI members to Capitol Hill to advocate for NIH and biomedical research.  If you are going to be in the Washington, D.C., area, contact us to let us know that you are interested in meeting with your Congressional delegation.

Step 1: Contact Director of Government Affairs Jake Schumacher (jschumacher@aai.org) and let him know that you would like to go to Capitol Hill and the dates you are available. (AAI will be in touch with you to schedule a mutually agreeable date)

Step 2: AAI will contact your Congressional delegation and schedule your meetings.

Step 3: AAI will put together everything you need for a successful Hill visit, including talking points and items to hand out to the offices you visit.

Step 4: A member of the AAI Public Affairs staff will escort you to your appointments and help guide you through your meetings.

It’s that simple!

WORKING WITH FASEB

AAI works both independently and closely with the Federation of American Societies For Experimental Biology (FASEB) to advance biomedical research, immunology, and the interests of AAI members.

AAI is a founding member of FASEB. FASEB has 26 member societies and represents more than 110,000 researchers.

AAI Members Serving on the FASEB Board of Directors

AAI Members on the FASEB Board of Directors

AAI Representative to the FASEB Board​

AAI Members Serving on FASEB Board Standing Committees and Subcommittees (2023–2024)

* Officers of the FASEB Executive Committee

AAI CAPITOL HILL PHOTO GALLERY

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