Opinion piece first published in The Hill on January 7, 2022.
By Keith R. Yamamoto (@kryamamaoto), vice chancellor for science policy and strategy at the University of California, San Francisco; and Mary Woolley (@MaryWoolleyRA),president and CEO of Research America. They are two co-chairs of the Science & Technology Action Committee.
As Congressional leaders and President Biden restart the process of enacting a domestic agenda that can pass a divided Congress, focusing on our nation’s science and technology future — a set of critical investments and related policies that enjoy broad bipartisan support — is a good place to start. In fact, it could be an opportunity to use an old-fashioned, but effective legislative strategy: the bipartisan appropriations process.
Without question, there’s no shortage of support for science and technology on both sides of the aisle but over the years, that support has failed to translate into a national priority. Until now… (read the full article)