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Advocacy

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.

May 11, 2022

To House and Senate Leadership Urging the Passage of the Bipartisan Innovation Act

STAC supports the Bipartisan Innovation Act, which will make essential investments in research, development, STEM education and other aspects of our S&T infrastructure. This letter urges Congress to consider a set of five priorities while developing the final package.
December 1, 2021

To House and Senate Leadership Urging the Passage of a Final Bill to Advance U.S. Science & Technology

Our organizations strongly support the historic investments captured in the USICA and NSF for the Future Act, and this letter urges Congress to pass a final bill as quickly as possible.

November 3, 2021

To House and Senate Leadership on USICA and NSF for the Future Act

Urging negotiation and passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and NSF for the Future Act to secure our country’s economic and national security through investment in S&T infrastructure.

September 23, 2021

To Office of the Senate and House Minority Leader and Speaker of the House

As the USICA and NSF for the Future bills now head to a conference committee, we highlight here three areas of bipartisan cooperation we find most crucial to the country’s future.

February 24, 2021

To President Biden

Urging action to dramatically build-out our nation’s S&T capacity and set strategic, coordinated threat response efforts in motion.

February 23, 2021

To House and Senate Leadership and the House and Senate Appropriations Committee

Requesting that OSTP receive the resources needed to coordinate S&T initiatives across agencies and to form public-private sector partnerships needed to outmaneuver our greatest threats.

February 18, 2021

To the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

In support of Dr. Eric Lander, President Biden’s nominee to lead the OSTP.

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.