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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. Double federal expenditure for R&D and STEM education from 0.7% to 1.4% relative to GDP over the next five years, for a total investment of $380 billion in that time span.

  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 non-partisan coalition of non-profit, academic, foundation and corporate leaders working to dramatically strengthen science and technology.

The Committee is co-chaired by:

Keith Yamamoto

Keith Yamamato

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
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.

June 17, 2021

Statement: H.R. 2225 Markup – National Science Foundation for the Future Act

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee markup of H.R. 2225, National Science Foundation for the Future Act, is another encouraging sign that Congress is focused on and committed to bolstering our nation’s science and technology capacity. A strategic investment in S&T and STEM education, the NSF for the Future Act, if funded, would boost our nation’s capacity to combat existing and emerging societal threats and strengthen our competitiveness in the global economic arena.

June 9, 2021

Statement: U.S. Innovation and Competition Act Passage

The Science and Technology Action Committee today released the following statement applauding the Senate’s passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act and encouraging swift passage by the House. The Committee also calls for increased funding for the Office of Science and Technology Policy to coordinate and fund essential cross-agency partnerships.

May 29, 2021

Science Committee Applauds Lander’s Confirmation as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Yesterday was a historic day for science and technology in the United States. We heartily applaud the confirmation of Dr. Eric Lander as the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and member of the President’s Cabinet. We are also thankful for the President's bold funding for science and technology focused agencies and departments.

May 10, 2021 · The New York Times arrow icon

New York Times Letter to the Editor

The Science & Technology Action Committee's letter to the editor calls for greater funding for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). This funding is critical for OSTP to have a substantive role in coordinating the cross-agency projects needed to deliver science and technology solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges.

All Updates

The Science & Technology Action Committee is a nonpartisan coalition of non-profit, academic, foundation, and corporate leaders advocating to dramatically strengthen 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.