The NSC Alliance has joined a broad coalition of scientific organizations and universities in endorsing a set of guiding principles for the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act. The law outlines policies and goals for ensuring America’s continued international leadership in science and engineering.
Congress is currently considering changes to the America COMPETES Act. The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee could vote on legislation in the near future.
The principles focus on:
- Ensuring funding growth for basic science and engineering research across all disciplines and major research agencies,
- Maintaining and promoting scientific literacy and strengthening the pipeline of scientists and engineers, and
- Preserving research excellence and opportunity by sustaining the research funding system of peer review and reducing or eliminating unnecessary regulations.