Sending Office: Honorable Jacky Rosen
Request for Signature(s)
Please join me in sending a letter to the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee urging Congress to robustly fund the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) program in Fiscal
Year 2018. The President’s budget proposal seeks a $97 million cut to the Fiscal Year 2017 funding level. CISE supports computer and information science research as well as education and training of computer and computational engineers.
The deadline to sign is TODAY AT 1PM.
If you would like to sign this letter, or for more information, please contact Kelly Riddle with Rep. Rosen’s office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 5-3252.
Dear Chairman Culberson and Ranking Member Serano,
As you work to develop the Fiscal Year 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, we write to respectfully request robust funding for the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
CISE supports computer and information science and engineering research, which informs ideas for practical applications of information technology. Through this research, scientists have been able to develop innovative solutions in energy, advanced manufacturing,
national security, healthcare, and personal communications. Current CISE projects include research on using technology to improve pre-K students’ understanding of science, developing unmanned aerial system technology to help reduce wildfires, and creating
new clinical modeling techniques to use electronic health records to personalize patient care.
NSF’s CISE also provides advanced cyberinfrastructure for all areas of science and engineering, and contributes to the education and training of computer and computational engineers – ensuring our future generations are equipped with skills necessary for
success in an increasingly competitive global market.
With the President’s proposed cuts to CISE, 150 fewer grants would be available for critical computer and information science and engineering research. Already, NSF has to deny about $2-4 billion worth of excellent proposals because it is underfunded. In
order to lead the world in innovation, we must continue to invest in computer science and IT programs like CISE.
We appreciate your consideration of this request.
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