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Foster Introduces American Innovation Act

Apr 30, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced H.R. 2400, the American Innovation Act. The legislation would support the steady growth of federal investment in scientific and technological research.

The American Innovation Act would provide for an annual funding increase of five percent at five important federal research agencies: The Department of Energy Office of Science, The National Science Foundation, The Department of Defense Science and Technology Programs, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Science Directorate, and The National Institute of Standards and Technology Scientific and Technical Research.

“It’s more important than ever that we defend America’s place as a world leader in scientific progress,” Foster said. “Since World War II, investments in science and technology have helped the U.S. lead the world in new innovations, grow the economy, create millions of jobs, and provide critical advancements to our national security. As we confront new challenges, we need to make sure our scientists have the resources they need to perform their work at the highest levels and help us maintain our role as global leaders in research and innovation.”

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.

A copy of the legislation is available here.