Powerful Appropriator Calls for Tripling of Basic Research Funding
The Computing Research Association (CRA) has a good post about Representative Frank Wolf’s (R-VA) call on President Bush to triple the federal government’s investment in basic research. He sent the President a letter (which is also on CRA’s website) outlining his concern about the levels of federal investment in basic research and its impact on the future of American competitiveness. It is especially important that it is Rep. Wolf saying this as he is Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee that has jurisdiction over much of the federal research budget.
Peter at CRA makes the key point in his post: