The White House released its FY2018 budget proposal. It contains large cuts to scientific research and development and would hinder economic growth. The White House’s budget proposal is just that – a proposal. Congress is responsible for appropriating funds, and it is essential that members of Congress support scientific R&D.
We applaud Congress for recognizing the value of science investment in the final FY 2017 omnibus funding bill. Congress must continue its long history of bi-partisan support for investments in basic and applied scientific research. Please join us in urging Congress to continue to support funding for scientific research and development (R&D).