Current Issues

TMS is currently following and/or taking action related to several legislative issues of importance to its membership.

Letter to Senate and House Leadership

TMS is one of 83 organizations that signed on to a letter opposing a provision in the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) bill about public accessibility to federally funded research. The letter argues that this provision (Section 2527b of USICA) should not be included in the final conferenced legislation. Read the full letter.

Letter to Leaders of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees

TMS is one of more than 30 organizations to sign on to a letter from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in support of the immigration provision in the America COMPETES Act that exempts STEM graduates with advanced degrees from green card caps and its inclusion in the conferenced competitiveness bill currently being negotiated in Congress. Read the full letter.

View Issues Addressed by TMS in 2021

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View Issues Addressed by TMS in 2020

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View Issues Addressed by TMS in 2019

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View Issues Addressed by TMS in 2018

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View Issues Addressed by TMS in 2017

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TMS Advocacy Interests

You can learn more about topics of interest to TMS and its members at our Advocacy Interests web page

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