Two Members of Congress Recognized for Supporting Fundamental Scientific Research Investment

WASHINGTON – The Science Coalition (TSC) today announced the recipients of its Champion of Science Award. The award honors members of Congress whose actions and votes consistently reflect their commitment to federally funded fundamental research.

This year’s bipartisan awardees are:

  • U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
  • U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

“Over their collective decades in Congress, Senator Blunt and Senator Feinstein have worked diligently to increase federal investment in our nation’s research enterprise and keep the United States at the cutting edge of scientific innovation,” said TSC President Peter DeYoe. “Thanks to their efforts, the partnership between federal research agencies and universities is strong and continues to provide opportunities for the next generation of STEM talent to make groundbreaking discoveries. I extend my deepest gratitude for their contributions and offer my congratulations to both of these deserving Champions on an award well earned.”

For nearly 30 years, TSC has recognized more than 100 members of Congress with the Champion of Science Award for their commitment to secure federal funding for fundamental scientific research. Each champion is selected based on their voting records, bill sponsorships, letters of support, and other activities that furthered scientific discovery and innovation. Each awardee demonstrates an unwavering dedication to supporting research institutions and the advancement of fundamental scientific advancement across all disciplines.


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.