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July 12, 2023

To the CJS and Appropriations Committees on FY24

STAC calls on the Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee and the Senate Appropriations Committee to allocate FY24 funding to the NSF and other federal science programs at FY23 levels, at a minimum, to address critical national priorities.
July 5, 2023

To Senate Leadership on the NIH Director Nomination

STAC strongly affirms support for President Biden's nomination of Dr. Monica Bertagnolli as Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), asking the Senate HELP Committee and members of the Senate to swiftly confirm her nomination.
June 13, 2023

To Senate and House Leadership on FY24 Funding in Relation to China

STAC calls on the leadership of the Senate and House to go beyond the constraints of the new spending limits in the FY24 appropriations cycle, including the justifiable use of emergency spending, in order to avoid letting the U.S. fall behind in the global innovation race with China.
May 5, 2023

To Senate and House Leadership on the Debt Limit

STAC calls on the leadership of the Senate and House to raise the debt ceiling without scaling back investments in science and technology. Reductions in research and development have historically hindered the pace of U.S. innovation and could create an opening for China to gain significant ground. STAC looks forward to working with both parties to find a bipartisan solution to avoid this potential crisis.
April 24, 2023

To the Committee on Appropriations for FY24

STAC thanks and congratulates members of the Committee on Appropriations for their work on the critical CHIPS & Science Act while also urging them to finish the job with a robust 302(b) allocation for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittees. Read the full statement here.
March 8, 2023

To New Lawmakers of the 118th Congress

STAC welcomes newly elected lawmakers to the 118th Congress, noting their future contributions will be invaluable to strengthening our country’s national security and maintaining our position as a global economic leader.
March 3, 2023

To President Biden on Funding for Fiscal 2024 Budget

STAC calls on President Biden to include the funding that was authorized in CHIPS and Science for the NSF and other science agencies, or at the very least propose substantial increases that will keep agencies on the path to reaching the authorized levels in the administration's 2024 budget.
July 20, 2022

To Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

STAC strongly supports President Biden’s nominee to lead the White House Office on Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Arati Prabhakar and urges her swift confirmation.
July 1, 2022

To House and Senate Leadership on Passage of COMPETES Act and USICA

Today, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), joined by 30+ of America’s leading science, engineering, and higher education organizations, sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to pass a bipartisan agreement on the USICA and America COMPETES Act by the end of July. The letter highlights key aspects in both bills that will strengthen American science and innovation and make the U.S. more competitive and secure for years to come.
June 22, 2022

To Congressional Leadership Requesting Swift Agreement on Competitiveness Legislation

STAC calls on congress to swiftly come to an agreement on competitiveness legislation and send a final bill to President Biden for signature. Read the full letter here.

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.