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Rep. Frank Lucas & NSF Director Dr. Panchanathan on the need to pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act

April 11, 2022

In the recent STAC and CQ Roll Call event on March 31, Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Dr. Panchanathan, Director of NSF, discuss the importance of passing the Bipartisan Innovation Act to secure the future of U.S. competitiveness.

Rep. Frank Lucas said: “it’s important to get to a final product that will stand the test of time… We have to take this opportunity, this national focus. How often do you have a major leadership on both sides of the building decide they want to support something with this intensity?”

Dr. Panchanathan said: “I’m thrilled to see the tremendous bipartisan support for strengthening the nation’s competitiveness…I am looking forward to working with Congress to see the Bipartisan Innovation Act signed into law and securing the resources necessary to implement this important vision.”

Watch what they think is needed to spur U.S. scientific innovation in their event segment below.

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).