Members of Congress must prioritize science when completing FY 2024 appropriations and provide robust increases to the federal science agencies in FY 2025 appropriations.
Fundamental research is essential to U.S. competitiveness. Federal funding directly impacts the future U.S. STEM workforce.
Increasing International Competition Threatens U.S. Standing as a Global Leader in STEM
Congress must fulfill the “and Science” portion of the CHIPS and Science Act to remain a global leader in science and technology. By not providing robust funding for the federal science agencies, as authorized in CHIPS, Congress will curtail opportunities for talented students and researchers.
Continuing Resolutions Negatively Impact U.S. Science
Failing to complete appropriations for 2024 will mean:
Fewer future high-skilled STEM workers
Project initiation delays, allowing competitors to gain ground
Full-year CR will forfeit significant funding for key science agencies
Difference in funding between a year-long CR and House/Senate Appropriations Committee-approved funding levels
R&D Investments Fuel U.S. Competitiveness
STEM Workforce Readiness
Federal R&D Catalyzes American Innovation
>2,850 startups across 50 states funded by NSF, DOE, and NIST to bring federally-funded research products to the market
Robust Investments in Federal R&D Is Essential to Future U.S. Innovation and Growth
For the U.S. to maintain its competitiveness, Congress must pass robust and sustained appropriations increases to the federal R&D agencies for FY24 and FY25. Not investing in R&D today will create missed opportunities in critical areas that will take years, if not decades, to recover from.