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TFAI Urges Appropriators to Meet Commitment on CHIPS

The Task Force on American Innovation, of which AAU is a member, sent a letter to members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to pass FY23 appropriations that “complete the commitment Congress made with the successful passage of the bipartisan CHIPS + Science Act of 2022.” The letter urged appropriators to fully fund the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Department of Energy Office of Science, and the National Science Foundation at the funding levels authorized in the CHIPS and Science Act. The letter also urged the “highest funding possible” for Department of Defense basic research. “Given the urgent need to recommit our nation to prioritizing S&T research to address the increasing global competition we face in emerging technologies, we request the highest funding levels possible for federal S&T research,” the letter noted.

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