Government Affairs News

FRN for OMB Race/Ethnicity Standards

The Office of the Chief Statistician of the United States took a key step forward in its formal process to revise OMB’s statistical standards for collecting and reporting race and ethnicity data across Federal agencies by releasing a set of initial proposals in a...

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Science with a Side of CHIPS

Among the handful of major legislative accomplishments in the nearly completed 117th Congress was the passage of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, which was signed into law by President Biden on August 9. Implementation of the Act is underway, with the...

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APC Welcomes New Agency Heads

In recent weeks, the Presidents of PAA and APC sent letters welcoming the following new officials in the Biden Administration: Dr. Renee Wegrzyn, Director, Advanced Research Project Agency for Health; Dr. Amy S. Kelley, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging;...

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Statement: Implications of Restricting Access to Abortion

The Population Association of America and Association of Population Centers have not issued an official position on the legal, ethical, or moral implications of abortion. However, as scientists, we encourage policymakers to consider the strong evidence revealed by...

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Statement regarding 2020 Census Post Enumeration Survey

Population scientists, including demographers, economists, and sociologists, rely on data collected and disseminated by the U.S. Census Bureau to inform their scientific and applied research and research training activities on a wide range of topics, including...

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Testimony Supporting Funding for Census, NSF, NIJ, and BJS

PAA and APC express support for the Census Bureau, National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).  These agencies are important to the Population Association of America (PAA) and Association of...

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White House Releases Equitable Data Working Group Report

On April 22, the Equitable Data Working Group (EDWG) released a report on advancing the use of equitable data in the federal government. Established in response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities...

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President Biden Unveils Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request

On March 28, President Biden released his proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget request. The President is required by law to submit the budget request to Congress by the first Monday in February. However, this year’s submission was delayed while Congress and the...

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Government and Public Affairs Committee (GPAC)

APC and the Population Association of America work together to educate policymakers about population research outcomes and the federal agencies that support population, or demographic, research. These objectives are achieved through the work of the APC/PAA Government and Public Affairs Committee (GPAC).

The latest information on
population research policy and advocacy. 

Director of Government and Public Affairs
Mary Jo Hoeksema