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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.

December 14, 2022

STAC Statement on Fusion Breakthrough, a Major Scientific Achievement

Today, the Science and Technology Action Committee issued a statement in response to the DOE announcement that for the first time researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory produced more energy from fusion than was used to drive it — a major scientific breakthrough that could pave the way for advancements in national defense and clean power. 

December 12, 2022

Lame-Duck Congress Faces One Final Science Test

The greatest challenges we face in the decades ahead require the U.S. to unleash the full power of its advanced science and technology expertise. To do that, we must accelerate innovations already under development — and that requires significant investment. Historic achievements by this Congress — namely the bipartisan passage of the CHIPS and Science Act as well as the climate, health and energy package — could provide just the fuel we need. In the final days of the 117th Congress, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle would be wise to use this period to secure science and technology funding increases for the upcoming year — and beyond — to enable the U.S. to meet the challenges coming at ever greater speed.

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

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.

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.

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%

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).