ASTC’s Office of Government and Public Relations represents the interests of ASTC members before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies that provide support to science centers and museums in the United States. As part of our public policy agenda, ASTC seeks to raise the profile of the field—and garner support for federal agencies and programs. Watch this space for updates.

Periodically throughout the legislative year, ASTC produces legislative updates and budget overviews which offer a detailed look at federal appropriations and legislation—both pending and completed—that are of particular interest to ASTC members.

ASTC Principles and Practices

ASTC Request to the Trump Administration (PDF)

Overview of FY 2018 Budget Blueprint (PDF)

Detailed Summary of FY 2018 Budget Blueprint (PDF)

ASTC’s Public Statement on FY2018 Budget Blueprint

Message from ASTC CEO Anthony (Bud) Rock: Take Action in Response to FY 2018 Budget Blueprint