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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

June 21, 2022

Media Advisory: STAC Welcomes the Appointment of Dr. Arati Prabhakar as Science Advisor to the President

The Science & Technology Action Committee (STAC) welcomes President Biden’s appointment of Dr. Arati Prabhaker as his Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The members of STAC stand ready to work with Dr. Prabhakar and the Biden Administration to ensure the U.S. leads the world in discovery, innovation and deployment of the technologies needed to secure the nation, grow our economy, and improve the quality of life of every American.

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.

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.