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As a biomedical engineer and constituent, I am writing to encourage both the House and Senate to support a 5.3 percent increase for the National Science Foundation as recommended by the House Appropriations Committee.

After years of Congressional sequestration cuts and appropriations that have not kept pace with inflation, this modest increase is a much-need increase for an agency that is so vital to our economy, national security and global competitiveness.

As a pillar of America’s scientific research enterprise, NSF-funded research has advanced our knowledge and understanding of the world around us and promoted the progress of science across the academic disciplines. NSF has helped propel and keep the U.S. at the forefront of science, technology, and innovative ideas and concepts. Additionally, NSF plays an essential role in preparing a STEM-capable workforce through funding K-12 STEM education programs, as well as programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

Please let me know if I can count on your support for NSF.