Close the Innovation Deficit

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Close the Innovation Deficit 

Efforts and News Updates

Close the Innovation Deficit Statement Commending Senator Durbin For Introducing American Innovation Act (March 16, 2015)

Task Force on American Innovation Letter Thanking Senator Durbin for Introduction of American Innovation Act (March 13, 2015)

AAU-APLU-ACE Letter Urging Budget Committees to Stop Sequestration-Level Spending Caps in FY2016 (February 27, 2015)

CNSR Letter to Congress Calling for DOD Funding in FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (November 20, 2014)

Joint NASA-NOAA Letter to OMB Director Donovan Strongly Urging Robust Funding in FY2016 Budget (November 17, 2014)

NASA-NOAA Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Passage of an FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (November 17, 2014)

TFAI Letter to Congress on FY2015 Appropriations (November 17, 2014)

CNSF Writes Letter to Congress Advocating Passage of a FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (November 14, 2014)

Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Recommends That Congress Prioritize FY2015 Appropriations Legislation (November 12, 2014)

UMR Sends Letter to Appropriations Committees Leadership Asking For NIH Support in FY2015 Final Spending Bill (November 12, 2014)

133 Organizations Sign Letter to Members of Congress Urging Passage of an Omnibus FY2015 Appropriations Bill (November 12, 2014)

AAAS Releases Report: "Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream" (September 16, 2014)

AAU and APLU Urge OMB to Uphold Higher Education and Research Funding Commitments in FY16 Budget (August 15, 2014)

Testimony submitted to Senate Committee on Appropriations Hearing on "Driving Innovation through Federal Investments" (April 29, 2014)

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)