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May 4, 2022

2022 STAC Campaign Overview

From March 1 - April 16 2022, the Science and Technology Action Committee (STAC) ran an educational campaign urging policymakers for greater federal funding for science and technology. See the campaign metrics and assets here.

April 27, 2022

Media Advisory: STAC to Participate in Joint Economic Committee Hearing

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. ET, a remote hearing entitled “Building on a Strong Foundation: Investments Today for a More Competitive Tomorrow” will be held before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee. Dr. Sudip Parikh, cochair of the Science & Technology Action Committee and CEO of American Association for the Advancement of Science, will serve as an expert witness during the hearing.

April 11, 2022

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

From the recent STAC and CQ Roll Call event on March 31, watch 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.

April 8, 2022

CQ Roll Call Event Recording | Investing in Science and Technology for the Future of U.S. Global Competitiveness

Watch highlights from the STAC and CQRC virtual event focused on the importance of investing in science and technology for the future of U.S. global competitiveness.

March 23, 2022

Underinvesting in Science = Undermining America’s Future

What Congress does next could determine the future of U.S. global competitiveness

February 28, 2022

Congress Must Step Up for Science

The U.S. risks falling behind if it doesn’t prioritize federal investment in research and development

February 28, 2022

Our Nation’s Leaders Must Step Up for Science

The U.S. risks falling behind if it doesn’t prioritize federal investment in research and development

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STAC Commends Speaker Pelosi’s “Dear Colleague” on House Democrats’ Upcoming Agenda For The People

The Science and Technology Action Committee commends Speaker Pelosi for her commitment to the advancement of science and technology during this critical time in history. Read her letter to the House Democratic Majority, where she thanks them for their outstanding accomplishments over the previous year and also focuses their attention on passing critical bipartisan legislation, including the omnibus and the introduction of a competitiveness bill.

January 22, 2022

Opinion: There’s still a chance to deliver historic science funding in 2022 

As Congressional leaders and President Biden restart the process of enacting a domestic agenda that can pass a divided Congress, focusing on our nation’s science and technology future — a set of critical investments and related policies that enjoy broad bipartisan support — is a good place to start. In fact, it could be an opportunity to use an old-fashioned, but effective legislative strategy: the bipartisan appropriations process.  Without question, there’s no shortage of support for science and technology on both sides of the aisle but over the years, that support has failed to translate into a national priority. Until now.

January 7, 2022

Briefing Paper: A Roadmap for Investment in Science and Technology

As President Biden and Congressional leaders restart the process of enacting a domestic agenda that can pass a divided Congress, focusing on our nation’s science and technology future is a good place to start. We have drafted a white paper highlighting investments made in the infrastructure package, those that were under consideration in the reconciliation bill, and those proposed in the appropriations bill in key priority areas. Collectively, these bills can serve as a blueprint for expanding funding in science and technology and keeping the U.S. globally competitive in 2022 and beyond.

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.