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Press Statement 21-002

NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan on bipartisan support for NSF legislation

June 8, 2021

"It is very exciting to see such strong bipartisan support for NSF and commitment to the United States’ continued leadership in science, engineering, technology and STEM education into the future. I would like to thank Majority Leader Schumer, Sen. Young, Chair Cantwell, Ranking Member Wicker and their colleagues for their tireless dedication and leadership. For seventy years, NSF has funded groundbreaking research, researchers, innovations and innovators, and world-class scientific infrastructure that has been central to our economic prosperity and national security. I look forward to continued work with Congress and the Administration to ensure the agency is well positioned to do so for decades to come." - NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan


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