Close the Innovation Deficit

Countdown to December 11

Omnibus or Continuing Resolution: Will Congress Help Close the Innovation Deficit?

The 133 undersigned national business, higher education, scientific, patient, and other organizations write to
strongly urge you to pass an omnibus FY2015 appropriations bill this year that includes increased investments in
scientific research and higher education needed to help close our nation’s innovation deficit. 



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Media Release: Closing the Innovation Deficit One Year Later: Some Progress But Much More Needed (July 31, 2014)

Huffington Post, op-ed by UT Austin Professor William Press and AAU President Hunter Rawlings: Why Science? An Unemotional Argument for Federal Investment in Research (June 20, 2014)

Scientific American, op-ed by APLU President Peter McPherson and AAU President Hunter Rawlings: FIRST Act Could Widen Nation's Innovation Deficit (May 21, 2014)

The Baltimore Sun, op-ed by UMD President Wallace Loh: Federal Funding Drives Innovation (April 29, 2014)

The National Interest: Closing America's Innovation Deficit (April 28, 2014)

Media Release: Fifty Business, Higher Education, Scientific and Patient Organizations Urge Lawmakers to Close the Innovation Deficit with Strong Federal Investments in Research (April 28, 2014)

National Interest, op-ed by former MIT President Susan Hockfield: Closing America's Innovation Deficit (April 28, 2014)