January 25, 2011

During the 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama challenged the nation to recommit to a spirit of innovation. The President noted that the nation must invest the resources needed to improve science education and drive the scientific research that will answer our most pressing questions in health, the environment, and energy.

"The President has repeatedly expressed his commitment to scientific discovery, innovation, and education. AIBS is pleased to see that his commitment remains strong," said Dr. Richard O'Grady, AIBS Executive Director.

AIBS Public Policy Director, Dr. Robert Gropp, applauded the President's remarks on science. "We were heartened to hear that President Obama plans to submit to Congress in the coming weeks a budget that would continue to make investments in scientific research. I look forward to seeing the details."

"Science can not move forward and respond to our grand challenges in an environment of uncertainty. The nation must make sustained and predictable investments in research and development," said O'Grady.

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