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January 16, 2024

Jason Owen-Smith discussed Congress’ failure to deliver on research spending

Jason Owen-Smith wrote a piece for The Conversation detailing the cost to communities if the U.S. Congress continues to endanger research funding.

Even if lawmakers avoid a shutdown and pass a budget, America’s future competitiveness could suffer because federal research investments are on track to be billions of dollars below targets Congress set for themselves less than two years ago.

[IRIS] data shows how endangering basic research harms communities across the U.S. and can limit innovative companies’ access to the skilled employees they need to succeed.