www.innovationtaskforce.org Agilent Technologies Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America American Association for the Advancement of Science American Astronomical Society American Chemical Society American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering American Institute of Physics American Mathematical
The Task Force on American Innovation urges that as White House and congressional leaders work to reduce the nation's deficit, they also sustain investments in science and engineering research, which are key to the nation's national competitiveness and economic prosperity.
April 4, 2011 Honorable John Boehner Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker Democratic Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives H-232 The Capitol H-204 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Honorable Eric Cantor Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives H-329 The Capitol Washington
A group of 170 organizations and institutions, including AAU, urge Senators to reject the cuts to key research agency budgets included in the House-passed version of the FY11 continuing resolution (H.R. 1)
The Task Force on American Innovation commends the fiscal commission report for its commitment to investment in research and education.
Under the auspices of the Task Force on American Innovation, 250 organizations write to Senate leaders urging passage of the America COMPETES Act reauthorization bill in time to have it signed into law before the end of this Congress, when the current law expires.
The Task Force on American Innovation urges the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to recognize the importance to the nation's economy of continuing to make new investments in education, science, and technology even as the panel develops recommendations to reduce the federal deficit.
The Task Force on American Innovation – a coalition of major corporations, universities, and scientific societies – applauds the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) for the funding it provides in its FY11 bill for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) labs. We urge the full Appropriations Committee to provide allocations that match or exceed the Subcommittee levels for both agencies..
The Task Force on American Innovation – a coalition of major high-tech corporations, universities and scientific societies – strongly supports reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act this year and encourages bipartisan backing for this effort. When the COMPETES Act was enacted in 2007, it provided the nation with a broad blueprint for strengthening the pillars of American innovation and competitiveness: increasing the nation’s commitment to basic research, strengthening STEM education, and fostering a business environment to drive innovation..
The Task Force on American Innovation – a coalition of major high-tech corporations, universities and scientific societies – strongly supports House approval of H.R. 5116, the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act. The COMPETES Act, enacted in 2007, provided the nation with a broad blueprint for strengthening the pillars of American innovation and competitiveness: increasing the nation’s commitment to basic research, strengthening STEM education, and fostering a business environment to drive innovation..
The Task Force on American Innovation today unveiled a new website, www.innovationtaskforce.org, which offers fresh and comprehensive information on federal policies and appropriations for key agencies that fund research in the physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics..
Series of One-Pagers on how Basic Research at DOE, NSF, NIST, and DOD drive innovation
Critics dubbed the laser "a solution looking for a problem." In fact, it took years for many potential uses of the laser to be recognized, and new laser applications are still being discovered today..
One-Pager on how DOD Research helps troops in combat
On behalf of the nation's business, scientific, and higher education communities, we wish to commend you and your Administration for the extraordinary leadership you have shown in advancing the nation's investment in basic research, particularly research in the physical sciences and engineering. Working with a Congress that shares this priority, you have taken critical steps that will build long-term economic growth, address the nation's most significant challenges, and maintain our nation's global edge in technology and innovation..
The Task Force on the Future of American Innovation, representing America’s business, academic and scientific communities, commends the House leadership, particularly Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Appropriations Chairman David Obey, for including crucial scientific investments in the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Specifically, we applaud the bill’s continued support for core research programs at the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. We urge the Senate to follow the House in its support of funding for these agencies..
We commend Congress and President Obama for their inclusion of critical investments in basic research and scientific infrastructure in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These investments will create thousands of jobs in the short term, but even more importantly, they will help create long-term economic growth and prosperity..
As leaders of American business, science and higher education, we commend you for your leadership on the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The research and education investments in the Act provide immediate relief for America’s struggling workers and families by creating new jobs and stimulating new economic activity while laying a strong foundation for future American prosperity..
The Task Force on the Future of American Innovation congratulates President-elect Obama on his choice of Dr. Steven Chu as Secretary of Energy. In addition to his extraordinary scientific achievements, Dr. Chu has demonstrated outstanding management and leadership skills as Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory..
As the 110th Congress draws to a close, America’s leading businesses, scientific organizations, and universities urge you to fully fund the America COMPETES Act in FY 2009. This includes adjusting funding levels in any Continuing Resolution (CR) to bolster U.S. competitiveness by increasing funding for basic research at the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)..
As representatives of America’s business, academic, and scientific communities, the Task Force on the Future of American Innovation thanks the Senate for including in the FY08 supplemental appropriations bill critical funding for science. We strongly urge the House and then the President to approve these funds..
The Task Force on the Future of American Innovation, a coalition of businesses and business organizations, scientific societies, and higher education associations, today called on President Bush and Congress to resolve their differences over Fiscal Year 2008 appropriations and quickly approve increases they both support for the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science..
The Task Force on the Future of American Innovation (www.futureofinnovation.org), joined by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), Ambassador David Abshire, President and CEO of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, and Larry Wortzel, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, today urged President Bush to include funding for basic research performed by the Department of Defense in his American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI) next year..
Key federal science agencies would receive a needed boost under Fiscal Year 2006 funding legislation passed by the House Appropriations Committee on June 7, according to the Task Force on the Future of American Innovation, a coalition of high-tech companies, business organizations, and scientific and higher education associations..
The Task Force on the Future of American Innovation applauds the increased investment in the Department of Energy's Office of Science approved by the House today. The Office of Science not only is the primary source of federal investment in the physical sciences but also builds and maintains major facilities used by some 19,000 scientists every year for groundbreaking research in energy, computing, biological and environmental sciences, and other fields. This increase would make it possible for the office to advance its plans for major new scientific facilities, operate existing facilities, and sustain critical research programs at our nation's universities..
The Task Force on the Future of American Innovation, a coalition of high-tech industry, scientific societies, and higher education associations, warned today that the United States is in danger of losing its leadership role in science and innovation, a position it has held with a firm grip since the end of World War II. Business and academic leaders, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. today, identified the weakening federal commitment to invest in science and research as a root cause of the problem – and as a necessary part of the solution..
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