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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 & Founder, Business For Impact Center, Georgetown's McDonough School of Business
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.

December 22, 2022

STAC Applauds Historic Science Investment in Omnibus Bill

Today, the Science and Technology Action Committee (STAC), a non-partisan coalition of non-profit, academic, foundation and business leaders advocating for greater focus and funding of science and technology, issued the following statement on the FY23 omnibus appropriations bill released by Congress on December 20th. STAC members urge Congress to pass this agreement as soon as possible.

December 14, 2022

STAC Statement on Fusion Breakthrough, a Major Scientific Achievement

Today, the Science and Technology Action Committee issued a statement in response to the DOE announcement that for the first time researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory produced more energy from fusion than was used to drive it — a major scientific breakthrough that could pave the way for advancements in national defense and clean power. 

December 12, 2022

Lame-Duck Congress Faces One Final Science Test

The greatest challenges we face in the decades ahead require the U.S. to unleash the full power of its advanced science and technology expertise. To do that, we must accelerate innovations already under development — and that requires significant investment. Historic achievements by this Congress — namely the bipartisan passage of the CHIPS and Science Act as well as the climate, health and energy package — could provide just the fuel we need. In the final days of the 117th Congress, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle would be wise to use this period to secure science and technology funding increases for the upcoming year — and beyond — to enable the U.S. to meet the challenges coming at ever greater speed.

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.

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), Mary Woolley, President & CEO, Research!America, and Bill Novelli, Professor & Founder, Business For Impact Center, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.