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November 29, 2022

STAC Shares House Letter to Appropriations Chair on Authorizing Funding the CHIPS & Science Act

The Science & Technology Action Committee (STAC) strongly supports a letter sent by Chairwoman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Eddie Bernice Johnson to House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro. In the letter, Chairwoman Johnson requests the full funding of the CHIPS & Science Act to ensure U.S. global economic and technology competitiveness.

November 29, 2022

STAC Shares Bipartisan Senate Letter to Appropriations Chair on Authorizing Funding in CHIPS & Science Act

The Science & Technology Action Committee (STAC) strongly supports a letter sent by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and bipartisan group of senators to Senate Appropriators. The letter urges Congress to fully fund the CHIPS and Science Act in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Bill to ensure U.S. global economic and technological leadership.

November 16, 2022

DC Leaders Must Ace Final Science Test

The bipartisan passage of the recent competitiveness package marked an important milestone for Washington leaders. Now, in their final days, they must finish what they started by fully funding the vision laid out in this vital package. Doing so will greatly improve our national security, economic strength and global competitiveness for generations to come.

November 16, 2022

Congress Must Ace Final Science Test

The bipartisan passage of the CHIPS and Science Act marked an important milestone for the 117th Congress. Now, in its final days, lawmakers must finish what they started by fully funding the vision laid out in this vital piece of legislation. Doing so will greatly improve our national security, economic strength and global competitiveness for generations to come.

October 25, 2022

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

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

October 14, 2022

STAC Strongly Supports TFAI’s Letter to Secretary of Energy and Director of OMB To Fully Fund the DOE Science for the Future Act

The Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI) issued a letter to Secretary Granholm and Director Young strongly urging that the funding levels included in the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 budget match those authorized in the bipartisan Department of Energy Science for the Future Act, passed as part of the bicameral CHIPS and Science Act of 2022.

October 5, 2022

Fact Sheet: Recent Legislative Wins for Science and Technology

The CHIPS and Science Act (PL 117-167), infrastructure bill (PL 117-58) and massive health, climate and energy spending package (PL 117-169) represent crucial legislative wins for science and technology over the past year. The bills establish a framework of our national commitment that the United States will not only compete but lead on the global stage. The extraordinary impact of these investments will benefit the health and economic well-being of every American, strengthen U.S. national security and position the U.S. to lead the global effort of tackling the existential challenges society faces, including climate change. The Science and Technology Action Committee’s (STAC) Action Plan recommended many of the provisions in these pieces of legislation. Since it’s difficult to track the science-related benefits in the three immense bills, and because some of the initiatives have been funded while others have not, this memo outlines the latest federal investments in science and technology. In doing so, we celebrate the amazing progress and significant investments of the past year while also being clear about the need to fully fund these scientific endeavors.

September 22, 2022

Policymakers Stepped Up on Science & Technology. We’re Ready to Help Them Finish the Job.

The members of the Science & Technology Action Committee (STAC) want to thank the many policymakers who worked diligently in recent years to advance science and technology in the United States. Their efforts have paid off with a series of impressive legislative wins, including the recent passage of the CHIPS and Science Act, infrastructure bill, and the massive health, climate and energy spending package.

September 22, 2022

Media Advisory: STAC Applauds Dr. Arati Prabhakar’s Confirmation as OSTP Director

STAC Applauds Dr. Arati Prabhakar's Confirmation as OSTP Director

September 1, 2022

TFAI Issues Letter to Key Members of Congress Regarding Completing America’s Commitment to the CHIPS + Science Act of 2022

The Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI) issued a letter to key members of Congress strongly encouraging Chairman Leahy, Chairman DeLauro, Ranking Member Shelby, and Ranking Member Granger to pass fiscal year 2023 (FY23) appropriations in the 117th Congress to complete the commitment Congress made with the successful passage of the bipartisan CHIPS + Science Act of 2022.

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.