FAS Resolutions and Statements
On 27 January 2010, in his State of the Union Address, President Obama gave a shout out to nuclear energy, calling for “building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants.” This has been a politically contentious issue with Republicans traditionally being more supportive of nuclear power than Democrats. Do Obama’s comments represent a concession to Republicans?
On 10 July 2007, Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona described a number of cases where he was forced to suppress reports providing public health information that should have been made public.Learn More.
The new leadership on Capitol Hill creates a changed policy environment for FAS. With a fiscally restrained but politically receptive Congress, FAS proposes a new policy agenda.Learn More.
On 23 May 2006, Steven Aftergood, director of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, submitted the following statement for the record of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence May 26 hearing concerning unauthorized disclosures of classified information.
FAS hopes the President will take the opportunity to send the right message to the American public and ditch political rhetoric.Learn More.
The Department of Health and Human Services appropriations bill is now being finalized and Congress has chosen to make the first cut in funding to the National Institutes of Health in 36 years.Learn More.
The Federation of American Scientists is concerned that the nation is not prepared for public health emergencies, in particular a potential outbreak of avian influenza.Learn More.
FAS is deeply troubled about the findings in the November Government Accountability Office report on the decision process used to evaluate the emergency contraception pill "Plan B" for over the counter status.Learn More.
On 12 November 2001, the FAS Board of Sponsors sent a letter to Congressional leadership discouraging national missile defense. In the interest of national security FAS urged Congress to deny funding for any program, project, or activity that is inconsistent with the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty.