March 28, 2013

The Honorable Barbara Mikulski
Committee on Appropriations
S-128, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Richard Shelby
Committee on Appropriations
S-146A, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Chairwoman Mikulski and Ranking Member Shelby,

Thank you for your strong and enduring support for scientific research, particularly for the important investments in the National Science Foundation (NSF) that were included in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (H.R. 933).

Given the difficult fiscal environment, we appreciate your efforts to make important new investments in the NSF. These funds will enable NSF to continue to support high quality, peer-reviewed research grants that generate new knowledge that will help to solve the most challenging problems facing society, and will lead to new scientific discoveries, patents, and jobs.

Please continue to work with your congressional colleagues to identify a mechanism to address sequestration so that NSF and other scientific programs will receive the full benefit of the appropriation levels set in the Continuing Resolution.

Again, thank you for your leadership in supporting the National Science Foundation. If AIBS may be of further assistance to you on this or any other matter, please contact Dr. Robert Gropp, AIBS Director of Public Policy at 202-628-1500.


Richard O'Grady, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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