The sixth episode of the ASBMB science policy podcast “Pipettes and Politics” is now available. ASBMB public affairs staff members discuss the U.S. House science committee’s hearing on sexual harassment and misconduct in science, the National Science Foundation’s efforts to combat sexual misconduct, and the White House’s report on science and technology in the first year of the Trump administration. Analysis and rebuttal by Matt Hourihan of AAAS of several claims in the White House report can be found here. Emily Holubowich, executive director for the Coalition for Health Funding, joins the podcast to discuss the complex federal budget negotiations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. In anticipation of the ASBMB’s upcoming webinar on how to write an op-ed, the episode ends with a call for scientists to write opinion pieces urging lawmakers to support life-science research. Listen to this episode on Soundcloud, iTunes, and Stitcher.