Science Information for Policymakers


Continuous Science Policy Information Source

Since 1995, ACS has built a relationship that provides neutral and credible sources of scientific information for Congressional offices, committees, caucuses and staffers.

With 225+ briefings to date, the ACS Science & the Congress Project conducts congressional briefings on timely policy topics and highlights the role of science and technology on public policy.

Provide Information for Policymakers

Balanced and comprehensive presentation to increase scientific and technological literacy to communicate the important role and responsible use of science and technology to solve national challenges through:

  • The speakers' presentations.
  • Speaker biographical and contact information.
  • Supplemental links, documents, and articles.

Serve ACS and its Members

Advocacy activities provide a benefit for ACS and its members through:

  • Balanced, nonpartisan briefings lend credibility to ACS policy efforts.
  • Initiation of briefings enhances ACS’s leadership role among peer organizations.
  • Collaborations with cosponsors enhance ACS’s ties and foster cooperation within the scientific community.
  • Online availability of briefing materials increases ACS members’ exposure to science policy topics.

Foster Relationships

ACS Advocacy enhances relationships with Members of Congress, committees, caucuses, and staffers to educated and informed about the science behind important public policy issues through:

  • Experts in academia, non-governmental organizations and all levels of government.
  • Professional organizations with overlapping interests.


Note: Expert speakers are chosen to provide a balanced presentation about the topic under discussion, and their comments are independent of any position that may be held by the American Chemical Society, the sponsors of Science & the Congress, or its co-host(s).

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