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April 9, 2021
The American Physical Society is encouraged by President Biden’s initial budget request for Fiscal Year 2022, which proposes significant increases for key science agencies, including the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
“President Biden’s initial budget request includes bold increases for our federal science agencies that are essential for the United States to remain a science and technology leader in an increasingly competitive world. We must emerge from the pandemic with a stronger, more robust scientific enterprise, and Congress realizing the President’s proposed increases, would be a tremendous start out of the gate as the nation climbs out of the pandemic,” said APS President S. Jim Gates Jr.
APS urges President Biden and Congress to work together to ensure that scientists can continue to engage in cutting-edge research that will enable the country to remain globally competitive amid increased competition. The Society stands ready to be of assistance as congressional appropriators determine spending allocations in the coming months.