WASHINGTON – The Science Coalition (TSC) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget request:
“We are pleased to see the Biden administration uphold its commitment to sparking the next generation of American innovation by requesting funding increases for our federal research agencies,” said TSC President Peter DeYoe. “As the President noted in his State of the Union address, the future of American competitiveness and economic growth is rooted in a dynamic research ecosystem. It is critical we continue to invest in federal research agencies and the university partnership to achieve those aims and steward the next generation of life-changing discoveries.
“The nature of fundamental research means we cannot pinpoint where or how those discoveries will be made, so it is important funding increases are applied consistently across research agencies. Under the president’s proposal, some agencies, like the National Science Foundation, would receive healthy boosts to their budgets while others would see scant increases or significant cuts, like that proposed to basic research conducted at the Department of Defense, continuing a troubling trend that must be reversed. As Congress begins its appropriations work, we urge lawmakers to prioritize the robust, consistent, and timely investment across all agencies to support our position as the global research leader.”
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 the United States’ global competitiveness.