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Innovation and Competitiveness

Linked below is a list of various Research and Development bills that House Science Committee has developed and advanced. 
The Endless Frontier Act aims to fund research, technology transfer, and workforce in 10 “key technology areas” defined in the bill.
President Mary Sue Coleman writes about how universities are creating new tools to guard research against threats to national security and competitiveness
Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to Senate leaders asking them to “address the challenges faced by the U.S. scientific research workforce during” the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Task Force on American Innovation, which includes AAU, sent a letter to congressional leaders asking them to take “decisive actions to address the short- and long-term impacts of [the] nationwide ramp-down and shuttering of labs” caused by the dramatic reduction of non-COVID-19-related research activity.
CNSF recommends the House Space, Science, and Technology Committee provide additional funding for the NSF’s ongoing and future coronavirus research; research grants for students, faculty, and facilities; mid-scale research programs; and for the NSF’s role in the nation’s economic recovery post-pandemic.
The Task Force on American Innovation, of which AAU is a member, recently sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Leaders thanking them for their efforts to advance the FY20 appropriations measures for Commerce-Justice-Science, Defense, and Energy-Water, and encouraging them to complete all 12 FY20 appropriations measures before the second continuing resolution runs out December 20.
The Energy Sciences Coalition sent a letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chair and Ranking Member to encourage them to include S. 2714, the “Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Reauthorization Act of 2019,” in a final energy research and development legislative package.
AAU submitted comments in response to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) request for information on strengthening the U.S. bioeconomy
AAU, along with 80 other organizations, sent letters to Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and to Senate Agriculture and Appropriations Committee leadership expressing their support for the America Grows Act, legislation that would authorize a five percent annual funding increase over the next five years for USDA research – including AFRI research.