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Statement on the Chips and Science Bill

July 26, 2022

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 related to the Chips and Science bill:

The Senate’s advancement today of the Chips and Science bill takes the first step in showing our global partners that the U.S. can once again lead the world in science and technology. We applaud this action and urge Congress to move swiftly toward final passage of this landmark legislation. Now is the time for America to stop debating and start researching, developing, and manufacturing in order to ensure our country’s health, national security and economy for years to come.

The Science & Technology Action Committee (STAC) is a group of 25 non-profit, academic, foundation, and corporate leaders working to dramatically strengthen U.S. science and technology. The Committee is co-chaired by: Bill Novelli, Professor Emeritus and founder of Business for Impact at Georgetown University and former CEO of AARP, Sudip Parikh, CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Executive Publisher of the Science Family of Journals, Mary Woolley, President & CEO of Research!America, and Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy at UCSF and President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).