Current Issues

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

Letter to the President

TMS sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, describing the importance of scientists being able to travel freely into and out of the United States for the purpose of sharing and peer review of science and scientific advancements for the benefit of the United States and the world community.

Read the letter.

Statement on U.S. Immigration and Visa System

TMS has joined 14 other engineering societies in issuing a statement to the U.S. president and congress “to work with all interested parties to ensure that our country's visa and immigration systems maintain the flow of individuals and ideas upon which our country's prosperity and progress depend.” The other signatories on the statement are AAES, ABET, AIAA, AIChE, ANS, ASABE, ASCE, ASEE, ASME, HFES, IEEE-USA, OSA, SAE, and SPIE. The statement was delivered in February 2017.

Read the Message from America’s Engineering Associations.

Contact Your Representative

TMS encourages you to contact your Congressional leaders to discuss legislation that impacts the work of scientists and engineers.

Find your Representative

Contact your Senator