Issues

Below are current issues and communications developed to help advance the policy goals of the materials community.

FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 4904 and S. 2943) »

Letter from the Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR) to U.S. House and Senate Committees on Armed Services commending their leadership in moving the NDAA through their respective chambers and the support provided for the defense scientific research enterprise in both pieces of legislation. (July 2016)

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Congressional Directed Medical Research Program – National Defense Authorization Act »

Letter of appreciation from the Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR) to U.S. Senator Richard Durbin for his leadership in supporting the defense research enterprise. (July 2016)

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Introduction of S.3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act »

Letter of Appreciation from the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) to Members of the United States Senate on the introduction of S. 3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, which authorizes funding for the National Science Foundation. (July 2016)

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The National Science Foundation plays a unique and vital role in the nation’s innovation and scientific enterprise »

Letter from the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation encouraging passage of a longer authorization bill (S.3084) that sets aspirational funding targets to inform appropriators of the resources NSF needs to accomplish its mission. (June 2016)

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Archived issues and communications developed to help advance the policy goals of the materials science community

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