WASHINGTON – The Science Coalition (TSC) today issued the following statement after the House Committee on Appropriations approved appropriations for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, which includes funding for fundamental research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science:
“The fundamental research conducted at DOE’s Office of Science in partnership with our nation’s colleges and universities plays a vital role in combating climate change and advancing science and technology for an efficient and sustainable future. Although the bill includes a modest increase for research at DOE, overall, these increases do not match the demands of a global leader in research and innovation,” said TSC President John Latini. “Federal investment is essential to a strong research enterprise, which supports an innovation pipeline and hundreds of thousands of jobs spanning industries. Predictable and robust funding is imperative to enable researchers to keep the United States at the forefront of discovery.”
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.