Action Alert: Cutting Science Funding Will Not Solve the Deficit Problem

There appears to be bipartisan agreement that the nation must take corrective steps to reduce the size of the federal deficit.  For months now, however, lawmakers have been battling a policy solution.  Some politicians have proposed deep cuts or the elimination of some scientific research programs.  Using the budget deficit to target scientific research that one finds politically unpopular is not going to solve our complex economic problems.  Significantly cutting federal investment in scientific research and education programs will make our current fiscal problems worse.

Remind your members of Congress today that investments in science will help the nation develop the new knowledge that will drive economic development and thus contribute to reducing the federal deficit.  Send a letter to your members of Congress today by going to