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As an update:
> "Prior to full committee markup (scheduled for later this
> afternoon) of S. 2802, Sen. Hutchison and Sen. Lautenberg agreed to
> compromise language in the bill that restores a rightful place for
> behavioral and social sciences within NSF's portfolio. The science
> community can hold calls to Senators now (see background below)."
> (from (this morning):
On 2006 18 May, at 13.54, Stanley Wasserman wrote:
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> Jim Moody emailed the list last week about this amendment.
> Here's your chance to express your opinion on something that really
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Bob Stout <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date: May 18, 2006 12:01:59 PM EDT
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Legislative Alert from the Federation
>> Reply-To: Bob Stout <[log in to unmask]>
>> This Week's News and Reflections
>> (05/17/06: Special Edition)
>> The Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, & Cognitive Sciences
>> 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
>> 202-336-5920 (voice); 202-336-5812 (fax)
>> ALERT TO VOTE "NO" ON HUTCHISON AMENDMENT: PLEASE HELP ASAP!
>> PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE AS YOU SEE FIT*
>> As most of you know, and as covered in last week's Federation
>> newsletter, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) has been strongly
>> suggesting, in various places, that the National Science
>> Foundation should limit its funding to certain sciences, and has
>> expressed some strongly negative opinions of the behavioral and
>> social sciences. While a number of advocacy groups in DC are
>> working on this issue (those in the biological, behavioral and
>> social science arenas primarily), something has arisen suddenly
>> that we could use your support on ASAP!
>> If your Senator is listed below, please contact that person TODAY
>> regarding a proposed amendment by Hutchinson that would instruct
>> the NSF to fund only the "physical sciences, technology,
>> engineering, and mathematics." This amendment will be taken up
>> tomorrow, Thursday, May 18 when the Senate Commerce Committee
>> marks up S. 2802. In opposition, Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) will
>> offer an amendment that would eliminate any language prescribing
>> research priorities to the NSF. Of course we know that "cherry
>> picking" which sciences should be funded at NSF is NEVER a good
>> idea, and we expect that all in the science community will stand
>> with those of us who are currently in the "endangered" sciences'
>> list. When you call your senator's office:
>> ASK YOUR SENATOR TO VOTE "NO" ON THE HUTCHISON AMENDMENT AND VOTE
>> "YES" ON THE LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT.
>> Senators on the Senate Commerce Committee are listed below.
>> (IMPORTANT: If you do not live in one of those states, but you
>> have colleagues who live there, please forward this message to
>> them with haste):
>> Ted Stevens (R-AK), 202.224.3004
>> John McCain (R-AZ) 202.224.2235
>> Conrad Burns (R-MT) 202.224.2644
>> Trent Lott (R-MS) 202.224.6253
>> Olympia Snowe (R-ME): 202.224.5344
>> Gordon Smith (R-OR) 202.224.3753
>> John Ensign (R-NV) 202.224.6244
>> George Allen (R-VA) 202.224.4024
>> John Sununu (R-NH) 202.224.2841
>> Jim DeMint (R-SC) 202.224.6121
>> David Vitter (R-LA) 202.224.4623
>> Daniel Inouye (D-HI) 202.224.3934
>> John Rockefeller (D-WVA) 202.224.6472
>> John Kerry (D-MA) 202.224.2742
>> Byron Dorgan (D-ND) 202.224.2551
>> Barbara Boxer (D-CA) 202.224.3553
>> Bill Nelson (D-FL) 202.224.5274
>> Maria Cantwell (D-WA) 202.224.3441
>> Ben Nelson (D-NE) 202.224.6551
>> Mark Pryor (D-AR) 202.224.2353
>> Also, here is the link to all contact information on all senators:
>> While an email or fax would be good, it would be great if you
>> would call and talk to the staff and/or leave a message. It would
>> be terrific if you would let me know if you made the call and how
>> it transpired, just for our purposes here in DC.
>> THANKS FOR YOUR HELP! MORE INFO AND AN UPDATE WILL APPEAR IN THE
>> FEDERATION NEWSLETTER ON FRIDAY, MAY 19.
>> Barbara A. Wanchisen, Ph.D.
>> Executive Director
>> Robert L. Stout, Ph.D., Director
>> Decision Sciences Institute
>> 120 Wayland Avenue, Suite 7
>> Providence, RI 02906
>> 401-751-1314 extension 2101
>> 401-751-1592 fax
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