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News Updates

June 13, 2023

STAC’s Statement on the FY24 Appropriations Cycle

The Science and Technology Action Committee's statement on the FY24 appropriations cycle.

June 2, 2023

Statement on the President’s Nomination for NIH Director

Statement on the President's Nomination for NIH Director

May 11, 2023

The Incredible, Incomparable ROI of R&D

The Science & Technology Action Committee's commentary on the remarkable economic impact for America that comes from investing in research and development.

April 26, 2023

STAC’s Statement in Response to the House Republican’s Proposed Debt Limit Plan

In reaction to the House Republican's proposed debt limit plan, 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 this statement.

April 19, 2023

STAC Analysis: President Biden’s FY24 Budget Request

STAC issued an analysis of President Biden’s FY24 budget request.

March 10, 2023

STAC’s Statement on Biden’s FY24 Budget Request

In reaction to President Biden's FY24 budget request, 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 this statement.

February 10, 2023

STAC’s Response to NYT Article “What Happened to All of Science’s Big Breakthroughs”

In reaction to a recent New York Times article, Keith Yamamoto, co-chair of 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 this statement.

February 8, 2023

STAC’s Statement on State of the Union Address

In reaction to the State of the Union, 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 this statement.

February 2, 2023

China is a Determined and Formidable Competitor with the U.S. in Science & Technology

The U.S. is engaged in a fierce competition with China for world leadership in science, technology and innovation, which China may win unless Congress doubles funding for R&D and STEM education relative to GDP over the next five years. The impact to America would be devastating: fewer jobs, a weaker economy, more intrusive and unethical uses of technology and greater threats to national security.

December 22, 2022

STAC Applauds Historic Science Investment in Omnibus Bill

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 on the FY23 omnibus appropriations bill released by Congress on December 20th. STAC members urge Congress to pass this agreement as soon as possible.

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).