Join the bipartisan letter to support the Advanced Photon Source

Argonne National Laboratory is getting ready to upgrade their Advanced Photon Source (APS) which is tool used by universities and private industry to look at the structure of very tiny things like proteins. We want to make sure they get the funding they need to stay on track. The APS is used by an impressive array of organizations including Abbott Labs, Archer Daniels Midland, Dow Chemical, Caterpillar, Eli Lilly, Purdue and Indiana University.

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Support Funding for NASA

We urge you to join us in sending the attached letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee requesting at least $19.3 billion for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in FY 2017, level funding from FY 2016.

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Support Gulf War Illness Treatment Research

We invite you to join us in sending a letter (text below) to the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee urging continued support in FY 2017 for the Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) within the Department of Defense Congressional Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

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Meet a Nobel Prize Winner on Wednesday

In the past 50 years, all aspects of modern life have been totally changed by discoveries resulting from basic science research. Many of these discoveries were unimaginable by the general public, but a young scientist in a lab somewhere had a vision, and fortunately, the support and resources to pursue that vision.

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Support STEM Educaton in Defense Appropriations (v. 2)

Providing Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) education to America’s youth is critical to the global competitiveness of our nation. We need to be committed to ensuring the United States remains competitive globally by strengthening the pipeline of American graduates with degrees in STEM fields. We are asking to restore the DoD STARBASE Program funding to $25 million in the FY2017 Appropriations.

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Support Fusion Energy Research Programs in FY 2017

I urge you to join me in sending the attached letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, urging them to provide strong funding for both the domestic fusion research and facilities program and the international ITER fusion project within the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences.

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Support a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System

We can’t predict when earthquakes will occur, but for the tens of millions of people on the west coast living near major faults, the fact that they will occur is a certainty. There is now a proven technology that can provide a warning before the damaging shaking arrives – long enough to save lives and prevent billions in damages.

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