WASHINGTON – The Science Coalition (TSC) released the following statement after Congress passed a continuing resolution that provides stopgap funding for the federal government, including key research agencies, through December 23, 2022:
“While back-to-back continuing resolutions are never ideal, this weeklong extension provides the time necessary for the federal government to finalize an omnibus appropriations package that will ensure research agencies are able to continue and build upon their critical work in 2023,” said TSC President Peter DeYoe. “The foundation of the U.S. research enterprise is robust, predictable federal funding, and the benefits reaped from consistent investment are well documented. As Congress finishes its appropriations work, it is critical that lawmakers continue to prioritize increased funding for key research programs and fully fund those authorized by the CHIPS and Science Act to sharpen our nation’s competitive edge and keep the country 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 the United States’ global competitiveness.