AAS Applauds Congress on the Passage of US Competitiveness Legislation
The following is a statement from American Astronomical Society (AAS) Executive Officer Kevin B. Marvel on the recent passage of the CHIPS and Science Act. The bill appropriates $52 billion to boost US competitiveness in semiconductor production and sets ambitious growth targets for programs linked to the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
"AAS thanks Congress for the passage of the CHIPS and Science Act, which authorizes one of the largest investments in US science and technology in decades. The legislation directs much needed funding to vital science agencies, makes important strides towards diversifying and broadening participation in STEM, and supports a variety of other priorities important to the AAS membership. AAS urges Congress to realize the full potential of the CHIPS and Science Act with appropriations to enable this visionary funding framework."