Dear Members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology:

As your committee prepares to markup the FIRST Act, The Science Coalition urges you to bear in mind the tenets of the America COMPETES Act and commit to making strong and sustained funding for basic scientific research a national priority. The Science Coalition is an organization of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities dedicated to sustaining the federal government’s investment in basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation and drive America’s global competitiveness.

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