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Advocacy is the act of educating others on a specific cause or issue. It allows constituents to make their voices heard on issues of importance, open the channels of communication with policymakers, and potentially influence opinions.


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AHRQ Cuts Undermine NIH Increases in House Labor-HHS Bill

The House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee's spending bill for fiscal year 2018 proposes a $24 million cut to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Health Resources and Services Administration also taking hits.
Posted Jul 13, 2017
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President's Budget Deals Devastating Blow to Science...But Only If We Let It

The president's budget request is typically described by journalists and political pundits as "dead on arrival" regardless of who is in charge of what branch of government. Congress takes their constitutional "power of the purse" very seriously, and while lawmakers do take the president's request into consideration, they take pride in making their own funding decisions...
Posted Jun 5, 2017 By Emily Holubowich, M.P.P.