Carnegie Mellon University
April 21, 2021

Statement on The Endless Frontier Act

Jason Maderer
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On Wednesday, April 21, the U.S. Senate introduced a bipartisan bill — the Endless Frontier Act — that would increase American investments in science and technology innovation with the goal of strengthening the economy and competing worldwide.

Among other initiatives, the Act would “establish a new Directorate for Technology and Innovation in the National Science Foundation, to establish a regional technology hub program, to require a strategy and report on economic security, science, research, innovation, manufacturing, and job creation, and to establish a critical supply chain resiliency program.”

The proposed legislation is endorsed by members in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The following is a statement from Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian.

I applaud Senators Schumer and Young and Representatives Gallagher and Khanna, along with a number of their colleagues in the House and Senate, on the introduction of The Endless Frontier Act today. This sweeping bill rises to the occasion of this pivotal moment for the U.S. science and innovation ecosystem. With significant investments in The National Science Foundation, it will advance research across the continuum, especially in the emerging technologies that are so central to ensuring global competitiveness and addressing societal challenges. The bill joins the NSF for the Future Act as a promising pathway to amplify the power of U.S. science and innovation to generate broad-based economic opportunity in all regions of the country.

Last week, President Jahanian testified before House Science, Space and Technology Committee during a virtual hearing titled “Reimagining Our Innovation Future.”