WASHINGTON – The Science Coalition (TSC) released the following statement in response to Congress’ passage of the fiscal year (FY) 2023 omnibus funding bill:  

“The Science Coalition applauds Congress for passing a FY2023 spending bill that continues the longstanding tradition of strong bipartisan support for scientific research and ensures investments in fundamental research. Thanks to this bill, critical federal investments will be directed to fundamental research programs at the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy Office of Science, USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Defense basic research programs, and other key agencies. As a result, the U.S. research enterprise will remain competitive, stimulate the economy, and further strengthen America’s extraordinary government-university partnerships.” 

“We are grateful for the leadership of House and Senate appropriators and to the many others in Congress who are committed to building on the CHIPS and Science Act through investing in research that will keep the U.S. at the cutting edge of innovation and ensure our nation’s ongoing commitment to science.”  


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.