Thanks to action by scientists and educators across the nation, thirty percent of U.S. Representatives signed a ‘Dear Colleague’ letter in support of increasing funding for the National Science Foundation in fiscal year 2015.

The bipartisan letter, led by Congressmen G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and David McKinley (R-WV), requested that the House Appropriations Committee provide $7.5 billion for NSF next year, a 4.6 percent increase over the 2014 enacted budget. President Obama’s budget request included a 1.2 percent increase for NSF, but proposes $12.8 million in cuts to the Directorate for Biological Sciences.

See the complete list of Representatives who signed the letter at


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