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Scientist outside his Congressman's office after a successful visit. (Image credit AGI)Good policy is informed by good science. The geosciences, in particular, are informing many vital national policies today — including sustainable energy, climate change, environmental regulation, water resources, and natural hazard mitigation. Twice a year Earth and space scientists from across the country take to Capitol Hill to bring their expertise to Congress as part of the annual spring Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day and fall Geoscience Congressional Visits Day.  Click here for more info on meeting with legislators.

Scientist outside his Congressman's office after a successful visit. (Image credit: AGI)

Contact AGU's Public Affairs Team  if you are interested in participating in a future Congressional Visits Day.

IF YOU ARE A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE
Meeting with your Representative and Senators is allowed. However, it is not permissible to discuss specific funding levels. Instead, discuss your research and its local impact on the district, implying that cuts to federally funded research is generally not advisable as it will negatively impact the district. Meetings with your Representative and Senator cannot be conducted on paid time or sick leave. Instead, they must be done on vacation time or unpaid leave. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us or your government affairs office.

IF YOU ARE NOT A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE
If you are employed by a university or a research institution, contact your employer’s government relations office. They can help prepare you for the meeting and may even help you schedule it.

 To take immediate action or read more on important science policy issues, check out the items below.

Current Issues

Please amend H.R. 4186: Support the Geosciences
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Contacting your legislators - a short "How To"
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