On 15 March 2010, the NSC Alliance sent a letter  to House Research and Science Education Subcommittee Chairman Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) asking that his Subcommittee include natural science collections in the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act.  Specifically, the letter asked that the House adapt the language and policy objectives of the NSC Alliance proposed Presidential Executive Order for the Preservation and Use of Science Collections.  The NSC Alliance launched a campaign in 2009 to ask the President to establish a federal infrastructure that would identify and prioritize the needs of federal and non-federal science collections.

Click here to read the letter