Support FY17 Basic Research at the Department of Defense

Please join me in supporting increased funding for basic research at the Department of Defense in the FY 2017 Defense Appropriations bill because this funding is important for universities across this country to continue conducting research and developing innovative solutions for our defenses and warfighters. Our research institutions have proven these investments work and have yielded major discoveries across many disciplines, from the development of radar to cybersecurity. The role our universities play is critical and we must continue to support this important work.

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DEADLINE COB TODAY: Support STEM Education in Defense Appropriations

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 funding for Space Exploration (SLS/Orion)

We urge you to join us in sending the attached bipartisan letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee requesting sufficient funding for the SLS/Orion program in FY 2017.

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Support Manufacturing Technology in DoD Budget

The Department of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program (ManTech) allows the Department to meet national defense needs by directing investments toward areas of greatest need and potential benefit. By providing world-class advanced manufacturing processes, techniques, and equipment, ManTech is able to reduce the Department’s materiel acquisition, maintenance, and repair costs.

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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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