ADVISORY: Fattah Speaks to Major Science and Policy Leaders on Federal Investment in Research

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02 May, 2013, 17:58 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Fattah (D-PA), the lead Democratic Appropriator for science, research and technology, will be the main speaker Friday at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual Science and Technology Policy Forum in Washington, DC.

Congressman Fattah will speak on the current policy issues affecting researchers and their institutions and what impact the issues have on the federal budget. The Forum is widely viewed as the major public meeting in the United States on Science and Technology policy issues.  The nation's top major science policy leaders, including government and industry officials, university faculty and administrators, diplomats and others interested in public policies affecting science and technology will be in attendance.

The Pennsylvania Representative will also update the audience on the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative which is designed to make game-changing progress in the understanding of and therapies for brain development, cognition, disease and injury. The initiative also calls for developing public-private partnerships in brain science research.

According to Fattah, "Scientific research sponsored or conducted by the United States government has benefitted all Americans. However, the effort to protect and promote scientific research is never-ending and never easy in the halls of Congress."

Congressman Chaka Fattah

American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Science and Technology Policy Forum

Friday, May 3, 2013  
8:15 AM

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
13th & Pennsylvania NW • Washington, DC

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah