WASHINGTON – The Science Coalition (TSC) issued the following statement in response to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s markup of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Future Act and the Department of Energy (DOE) Science for the Future Act:
“The National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science are key agents in advancing fundamental research, and we are pleased to see bipartisan consensus around the importance of robust and predictable federal investment,” said TSC President John Latini. “These bills provide long-term stability year-over-year and prioritize programs that support and encourage a diverse STEM talent pipeline at these two leading research agencies.
“A well-funded scientific enterprise secures our nation, creates jobs, and positions the United States as a global leader in innovation and discovery. NSF and DOE are also longtime partners to our nation’s research colleges and universities and play a critical role in cultivating the next-generation STEM workforce. We commend House lawmakers, including Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas, for taking the first step toward meaningful funding increases and urge Congress to reach final agreement on legislation that grows funding for fundamental research programs that keep the U.S. at the forefront of innovation.”
About the Science Coalition
Established in 1994, the Science Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities. It is 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.