Congress has yet to pass COVID-19 recovery and assistance legislation, including supplemental funding for scientific research and development.
Congress and the President must put politics aside and pass a much needed fifth COVID-19 relief package, including support for scientific research and development as outlined in the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act.
An effort is now underway in the House of Representatives to build support for $3 billion in research relief for the National Science Foundation (NSF). This is consistent with the amount included in the RISE Act to address the challenges of COVID-19. Representatives G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) and David McKinley (R-WV) are circulating a Dear Colleague Letter calling on House leadership to provide $3 billion in emergency relief for NSF.
Please take a few moments to ask your Representative to sign the Butterfield-McKinley Dear Colleague Letter. The deadline for Representatives to be added to the letter is 12:00 PM on Friday, September 25, 2020.