APA's Breckler testifies before Congress on FY13 budgets for NSF, NASA, and DOJ
Breckler also encouraged the subcommittee to provide increased funding for Department of Justice programs related to juvenile justice
On March 22, APA's Executive Director for Science, Steven J. Breckler, PhD, presented oral testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. Breckler gave a brief overview of APA's written testimony (PDF, 376KB) submitted for the Congressional Record, urging the subcommittee to support President Obama's FY13 proposed budgets for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Aeronautic and Space Agency (NASA). Chairman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has been a vocal champion of NSF in particular over the years, and he worked hard to restore Senate-proposed cuts to the agency in the current fiscal year. During his oral testimony last week, Breckler also encouraged the Subcommittee to provide increased funding for Department of Justice programs related to juvenile justice, which have seen dramatic cuts over the last 10 years. APA's Government Relations Office staff will continue to advocate for overall research agency budgets and support for psychological research portfolios within the agencies as the FY13 appropriations process begins in earnest on Capitol Hill.