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News Updates

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.

August 31, 2022

TFAI Issues Letter to PCAST Urging CHIPS & Science Funding

The Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI) issued a letter to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) urging the Biden administration to include sufficient funding for the science provisions in the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022.

August 9, 2022

STAC Applauds the Enactment of the CHIPS and Science Act

STAC Applauds the Enactment of the CHIPS and Science Act

July 28, 2022

Statement on Chips and Science Act

President Biden’s signature on the Chips and Science Act will bring us closer to securing desperately needed investments in our nation’s innovation engine.

July 26, 2022

Statement on the Chips and Science Bill

The Science and Technology Action Committee's statement on the Chips and Science bill.

July 19, 2022

The Hill Op-ed: “A stand-alone CHIPS bill helps China by limiting US innovation”

The Science & Technology Action Committee believes a stand-alone CHIPS bill will help China by limiting US innovation. This op-ed was originally published in The Hill on July 19, 2022.

July 12, 2022

Our Nation’s Leaders Can’t Let China Win the Global Innovation Race

That possibility will become reality if Washington does not pass a comprehensive competitiveness bill

July 12, 2022

Congress Can’t Let China Win the Global Innovation Race

That possibility will become reality if lawmakers do not pass a comprehensive competitiveness bill

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), Mary Woolley, President & CEO, Research!America, and Bill Novelli, Professor & Founder, Business For Impact Center, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.