This article is published in the June 2023 issue.

Leaders from American Science Societies, Colleges & Universities, and High-Tech Companies Call on Congressional Leaders to Provide Strong Investments for Research in Line with Chips & Science Act

By Brian Mosley, Senior Policy Analyst

The Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI), a coalition of American universities, scientific societies, and high-tech companies, released a letter on May 26th calling on the leaders of both Congressional Appropriation Committees to provide, “strong investments in science research, innovation, and workforce development,” in the coming Fiscal Year 2024 budget. The letter was signed by several leaders of TFAI members, including Nancy Amato, Chair of the CRA Board of Directors. Other signers include leaders from Google, Microsoft, AMD, SIA, and IBM to name a few.

As Congress and the President’s attention have been dominated by the debt limit debate, it’s important that the community continue the drumbeat that investments in the federal research enterprise are essential for the competitiveness and wellbeing of the nation.