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America's Best Ally:

Science & Technology.

In order to fuel a true American restoration, we must wholeheartedly embrace science and technology research, development and education. How? With a significant funding commitment, cabinet-level leadership and greater federal coordination, the U.S. S&T infrastructure will tackle the greatest challenges of our time: from food, water and energy security to lessening the threat of future pandemics to curbing climate disruption.

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Our nation’s future is in question. Science and technology must guide the way forward.

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We Must Act Now

These three actions will move us toward a new era of innovation, prosperity and safety:

  1. Investment
  2. At least double federal expenditure for R&D and STEM education relative to GDP over the next five years.

  3. Leadership
  4. Endow the OSTP Director, now a cabinet-level position, with the resources and budgetary authority needed to address society’s most pressing issues.

  5. Coordination
  6. Reinvent and reinvigorate cross-agency collaboration across the 20+ federal departments and agencies conducting R&D to harness the full power of our public science and technology enterprise.

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WE MUST ALL STAND UNITED BEHIND SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

Academia, industry and the S&T community have endorsed our Action Plan. But Washington needs to hear from every corner of the U.S. that the existential challenges we face today can only be overcome by prioritizing science and technology at the federal level.

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ABOUT THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACTION COMMITTEE

We're a group of 22 non-profit, academic, foundation, and corporate leaders working to dramatically strengthen U.S. science and technology.

The Committee is co-chaired by:

Keith Yamamoto

Keith Yamamoto

Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, UCSF
Sudiph Parikh

Sudip Parikh

CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Mary Woolley

President and CEO, Research America
Bill Novelli

Bill Novelli

Professor, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Former CEO, AARP
View the diverse list of expert Committee Members
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Updates

Keep up to date with our progress as we work to unleash American scientific and technical ingenuity against our burgeoning threats.

September 27, 2022

Protected: Science and Technology Action Committee Fact Sheet: Recent Legislative Wins for Science and Technology

The CHIPS and Science Act (PL 117-167), infrastructure bill (PL 117-58) and massive health, climate and energy spending package (PL 117-169) represent crucial legislative wins for science and technology over the past year. The bills establish a framework of our national commitment that the United States will not only compete but lead on the global stage. The extraordinary impact of these investments will benefit the health and economic well-being of every American, strengthen U.S. national security and position the U.S. to lead the global effort of tackling the existential challenges society faces, including climate change. The Science and Technology Action Committee’s (STAC) Action Plan recommended many of the provisions in these pieces of legislation. Since it’s difficult to track the science-related benefits in the three immense bills, and because some of the initiatives have been funded while others have not, this memo outlines the latest federal investments in science and technology. In doing so, we celebrate the amazing progress and significant investments of the past year while also being clear about the need to fully fund these scientific endeavors.

September 22, 2022

Policymakers Stepped Up on Science & Technology. We’re Ready to Help Them Finish the Job.

The members of the Science & Technology Action Committee (STAC) want to thank the many policymakers who worked diligently in recent years to advance science and technology in the United States. Their efforts have paid off with a series of impressive legislative wins, including the recent passage of the CHIPS and Science Act, infrastructure bill, and the massive health, climate and energy spending package.

September 22, 2022

Media Advisory: STAC Applauds Dr. Arati Prabhakar’s Confirmation as OSTP Director

STAC Applauds Dr. Arati Prabhakar's Confirmation as OSTP Director

September 1, 2022

TFAI Issues Letter to Key Members of Congress Regarding Completing America’s Commitment to the CHIPS + Science Act of 2022

The Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI) issued a letter to key members of Congress strongly encouraging Chairman Leahy, Chairman DeLauro, Ranking Member Shelby, and Ranking Member Granger to pass fiscal year 2023 (FY23) appropriations in the 117th Congress to complete the commitment Congress made with the successful passage of the bipartisan CHIPS + Science Act of 2022.

All Updates

The Science & Technology Action Committee is a group of 22 non-profit, academic, foundation, and corporate leaders working to dramatically strengthen U.S. science and technology. The Committee is co-chaired by: Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy & Strategy UCSF, Sudip Parikh, CEO, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Mary Woolley, President & CEO, Research!America.