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STAC Applauds Tech CEOs for Urging Congress To Increase NSF Funding by 35%

October 25, 2022

CEOs of more than 30 major tech companies sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging an ambitious but achievable 35% increase in FY23 National Science Foundation (NSF) appropriations — the full amount authorized in the CHIPS and Science Act. As the Science and Technology Action Committee (STAC) Co-chair Sudip Parikh asserted in Politico (subscription required), “This is the time for us to do hard things.”

It’s time for Congress to invest in America by investing robustly in the NSF and other agencies focused on advancing science in the United States.

Want to learn more about what parts of key recent science and technology-related legislation is only authorized versus what is funded by Congress, and why we need to keep up the pressure on Congress to make sure the U.S. is a global leader in science and technology? Check out our fact sheet on recent legislative wins for S&T, and make use of the American Mathematical Society’s Action Alert to spur Congressional action.

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).