Lunch Briefing: Research & Development in the FY17 Budget

From: The Honorable Bill Foster Sent By: samantha.warren@mail.house.gov Date: 3/22/2016 Dear Colleague: On behalf of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, I would like to draw your attention to an upcoming briefing sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Research & Development (R&D) Budget and Policy Program. Research & Development in […]

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Cosponsor legislation to protect Americans’ technological innovations and privacy rights

As you know, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently seeking a judicial order requiring Apple Inc. to break its own product, an iPhone 5C that was used by the perpetrators of the San Bernardino terrorist attack. Unfortunately, the FBI is justifying this demand by using the All Writs Act of 1789 in an unprecedented manner, specifically moving to compel Apple to jeopardize its own proprietary encryption, not just for one phone in one instance, but ultimately for all phones.

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Connected Health Technology Demo: Next Week

You should have received an invitation to the Connected Health Technology Demo being hosted by ACT | The App Association onWednesday, March 23rd from 4:00pm-7:00pm in the Rayburn Foyer. This event will highlight examples of cutting edge technologies that are revolutionizing how doctors and patients interact and share information. This will be an interesting and timely opportunity for members and staff to see how technology is transforming health care.

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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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