News and Highlights
Efforts to Dismantle Puerto Rico Statistics Agency Resume: The ASA has been working to oppose this proposal in many ways, including a letter, a petition, and a press release. Read these March 8 and March 22 updates.
ASA President writes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Forensic Science: President Lisa LaVange wrote to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein March 21
expressing concern for lack of engagement with scientific community in new policies.
President’s FY2019 Budget Request released February 12: It Includes $2.3B Increase for 2020 Census, Slashed Economic Research Service, flat funding for NSF and NIH. Track the progress at of FY19 appropriations here: FY19 NIH, NSF, AHRQ, & FDA Budget Developments & FY19 Statistical Agency Budget Developments
The ASA organizes petition in support of former Greek chief statistician, his colleagues being prosecuted in Greece: More than 1,000 individuals and 40 organizations have signed the statement as of February 6. Read more here. Add your support: www.tinyurl.com/Support
ASA speaks out about adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census: ASA President Lisa LaVange sent Secretary Ross a letter cautioning against adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census and the ASA joined a sign-on letter with 170 other organizations.
FY18 Omnibus Has Good News, Bad News for research funding and federal statistical agencies: Census, NIH, and NSF among big winners. Read more here.
ASA Releases Statement on Census Citizenship Question: In response to Commerce Secretary Ross’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census, ASA Board expresses its profound disappointment.