October 1, 2009
Yesterday, September 30th, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in conjunction with the House Research & Development Caucus held a briefing on science and innovation investments in the FY10 budget. The session featured welcoming remarks by Congresswoman Judy Biggert (D-IL) and Congresswoman Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ), as well as a presentation by Patrick Clemins (AAAS Director, R&D Budget & Policy Program) which captured the FY10 uptick in federal R&D spending (largely due to the Recovery Act) and plan by President Obama to increase federal R&D investments to 3% of GDP -where the EU, Korea, and Japan already are. AAAS has produced a detailed reference manual on R&D funding trends (provided below). Additionally, Patrick Clemins invited the research community to submit ideas for AAAS analysis. For additional information please contact the Office of Federal Relations.