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AIBS Thanks Representatives Who Helped Defeat Amendment Seeking to Remove Funding from NSF

June 17, 2005

Submitted to:

Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY)
Rep. John Culberson (R-TX)
Rep. Vernon J. Ehlers (R-MI)
Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
Rep. Dave Obey (D-WI)
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)

The American Institute of Biological Sciences thanks you for your support in successfully striking down the Weiner amendment to the Science, State, Justice, and Commerce appropriations bill for FY 2006. The amendment would have removed much-needed funds from the National Science Foundation budget.

As you know, national investment in basic research is crucial to maintaining American growth and prosperity. History has proven that scientific innovation fuels the economy; without it, we risk losing ground to a growing number of global competitors.

You recognized these facts and chose to speak before Congress on behalf of federal science funding. We, along with the wider scientific community, greatly appreciate your support.

Sincerely,

Richard O'Grady, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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