Dear Legislative Action Network Member:
Please write your federal legislators urging them to support President Obama’s budget request for science and technology investments and to continue working to ensure American competitiveness in the global economy.
President Obama’s fiscal year 2011 budget proposal strongly emphasizes the important role that science and technology must play in ensuring continued U.S. prosperity by making robust investment in federal science agencies, STEM education, and energy research programs. These robust investments in science and technology come at the same time that the president has proposed to limit overall federal spending and maintain overall domestic discretionary spending at last year’s funding levels — so the proposed increases are truly remarkable.
Congress is now responding to the budget request by developing a budget resolution with congressional budget committees tasked with crafting a framework. This gives other members of Congress parameters on how much can be spent on government programs and broad recommendations on areas Congress feels are priorities.
Your letters can help ensure that this budgetary blueprint includes robust investments in science, technology, and innovation in a year when the budget will be exceptionally tight. Click here to send your letters today!
Yesterday the American Chemical Society urge members of its Legislative Action Network to write Congress regarding the fiscal year 2011 budgets for various science agencies. So far 1,304 letters have been sent to Capitol Hill. To learn more about this issue click on "action center" in the right hand column of act4chemistry.org.
A copy of the message sent to ACS members is below.