Capitol Hill Day
Each spring, AAA members participate in annual FASEB’s Capitol Hill Day events. Scientists from around the country fly to Washington, D.C., to visit congressional representatives and ask for their support of research funding and bipartisan endorsement of federal research agencies.
In 2019, AAA sent the largest delegation out of the 24 participating FASEB-member societies. The delegation met with 109 congressional offices to urge legislators to raise budget caps and support increased funding for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy Office of Science, Veterans Administration Medical and Prosthetic Research Program, and the competitive research program administered by the Department of Agriculture.