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Bullet policy · Apr 12, 2021

Infrastructure Plan Calls for Major Investments in Research

President Joe Biden has proposed investing $250 billion in the U.S. research enterprise under his broad infrastructure plan geared towards rebuilding the country’s infrastructure, creating jobs, and enabling the U.S. to “out-compete China.”
Bullet policy · Apr 12, 2021

Biden Proposes Significant Boosts for Science

On April 9, 2021, the White House released President Biden’s much awaited budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2022, outlining the Administration’s priorities and proposing large increases for several federal science agencies.
Bullet policy · Apr 12, 2021

House Science Committee Introduces Bill to Expand NSF, Double Funding

New legislation introduced by House Science Committee leadership proposes doubling the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) budget over five years and creating a new Directorate for Science and Engineering Solutions (SES) that will enable NSF to accelerate the translation of science and technology into solutions to society’s major challenges.
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Bullet policy · Mar 29, 2021

Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act Advances in House

The House Science Committee has advanced the Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act (H.R. 144), which would authorize $250 million for the National Science Foundation over fiscal years 2021 and 2022 “to prevent the loss of research talent due to job market disruptions caused by any economic decline during and after the pandemic.”

Bullet policy · Mar 29, 2021

Biden Nominates Former Senator to Lead NASA

President Biden has nominated former Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) to serve as Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a position that requires Senate confirmation.

Bullet policy, statements · Mar 25, 2021

More than 200 Organizations Urge Biden to Champion RISE Act

A coalition of more than 200 scientific and academic stakeholder groups have asked President Biden to champion the Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act (H.R.869, S.289) and support full funding for the initiatives the legislation would create.