ACSM Advocacy

Policy Corner Blog

  • NFL Smart Hearts Sports Coalition Summer Updates

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  • July 11, 2024
    ACSM is part of the Coalition advocating for legislation to prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in high school students. The coalition promotes Emergency Action Plans, AED accessibility, and CPR/AED training for coaches. Recent progress includes new laws in Ohio, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The HEARTS Act, with AED access provisions, is advancing in Congress.
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  • FY 2025 Congressional Appropriations and NIH Reform

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  • July 11, 2024
    Senate and House appropriators are advancing spending bills. The Senate will consider key measures on July 11, bypassing subcommittees. The House approved a $9.3 billion National Science Foundation allocation and maintained NIH funding at $48.6 billion, focusing on biomedical research and fiscal responsibility, including contentious provisions on program defunding. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Robert Aderholt (R-AL) seek input on NIH reform for better accountability and transparency, reducing institutes and centers to prevent research duplication.
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