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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.

November 29, 2022

STAC Shares House Letter to Appropriations Chair on Authorizing Funding the CHIPS & Science Act

The Science & Technology Action Committee (STAC) strongly supports a letter sent by Chairwoman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Eddie Bernice Johnson to House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro. In the letter, Chairwoman Johnson requests the full funding of the CHIPS & Science Act to ensure U.S. global economic and technology competitiveness.

November 29, 2022

STAC Shares Bipartisan Senate Letter to Appropriations Chair on Authorizing Funding in CHIPS & Science Act

The Science & Technology Action Committee (STAC) strongly supports a letter sent by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and bipartisan group of senators to Senate Appropriators. The letter urges Congress to fully fund the CHIPS and Science Act in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Bill to ensure U.S. global economic and technological leadership.

November 16, 2022

DC Leaders Must Ace Final Science Test

The bipartisan passage of the recent competitiveness package marked an important milestone for Washington leaders. Now, in their final days, they must finish what they started by fully funding the vision laid out in this vital package. Doing so will greatly improve our national security, economic strength and global competitiveness for generations to come.

November 16, 2022

Congress Must Ace Final Science Test

The bipartisan passage of the CHIPS and Science Act marked an important milestone for the 117th Congress. Now, in its final days, lawmakers must finish what they started by fully funding the vision laid out in this vital piece of legislation. Doing so will greatly improve our national security, economic strength and global competitiveness for generations to come.

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.