Washington Insights & Highlights
June 29, 2018

Advocacy Opportunity


With the August district work period fast approaching, now is the time to begin thinking of ways to connect with your Members of Congress while they are in the district. 


Congressional Update


Appropriations Bills Continue to Move

On Monday, June 25, the Senate passed its first FY 2019 spending bills, approving a package which includes the Energy-Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction-VA measures.


White House Update


Travel Ban Upheld by Supreme Court

On Tuesday, June 26, the Supreme Court upheld the President’s travel ban.


Reports and Studies


Trade Offs Between Teaching and Research in Graduate Preparation 

A new study rejects the assumption that graduate training in teaching comes at the expense of research preparation. 




Graduate Student Advocacy Opportunity 

Research!America has issued a request for proposals from student- and postdoc-led science policy groups to participate in a candidate engagement initiative for the 2018 midterm elections.


Quips and Quotes


The Washington Post wrote, “The State Department wants to limit Chinese student visas. Its plan goes too far.”


Website Resources


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