Position Statements

2021

Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act Letter of Endorsement
ID: PS21-12
Issued By: ASME

FORWARD Act Letter of Endorsement
ID: PS21-11
Issued By: ASME

S.1260 Endless Frontier Act Letter of Endorsement
ID: PS21-10
Issued By: ASME

ESC FY2022 Energy and Water Funding Allocation Statement
ID: PS21-09
Issued By: ESC

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the STEM Workforce
ID: PS21-06
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

ESC FY2022 Funding Allocations Statement
ID:
PS21-05
Issued By: ESC

Energy Sciences Coalition FY2022 Office of Science Statement
ID:
PS21-04
Issued By: Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC)

STEM Public Leadership Letter to President Biden
ID:
PS21-03
Issued By: STEM Education Coalition

Letter of Support for National Science Foundation COVID Relief
ID: PS21-02
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)

TFAI Letter to President Biden
ID: PS21-01
Issued By: Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI)


2020

ESC DOE Transition Team Statement
ID: PS20-21
Issued By: Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC)

CNSF Presidential Transition Recommendations
ID:
PS20-20
Issued By: CNSF

FY2021 Appropriations Science Community Letter
ID:
PS20-19
Issued By: CNSF

CNSR FY2022 Budget Letter
ID:
 PS20-18
Issued By: CNSR

CNSF FY2021 Appropriations Conference Committee Letter
ID: PS20-17
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)

Open AI Stakeholder Coalition Letter
ID: PS20-16
Issued By: Open AI Stakeholder Coalition

Strengthening Pre-College STEM Education in the United States
ID: PS20-15 – General Position Paper on improving K-12 STEM educational performance, authored by ASME's Committee on Pre-College Education.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

FY2021 CNSR NDAA Conference Priorities Letter
ID: PS20-14
Issued By: Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR)

ASME White Paper: The Hazards of Global Supply Chains
ID: PS20-13
Issued By: ASME Manufacturing Public Policy Task Force

Letter of Support for National AI Research Initiative
ID: ​
PS20-12
Issued By: Computing Research Association (CRA)

ASME Robotics Public Policy Task Force COVID-19 Paper
ID:​ PS20-11
Issued By: ASME Robotics Public Policy Task Force

Joint Research Coalition Letter on COVID-19 Response and Relief
ID: PS20-10
Issued By: Science Coalitions

Science Coalitions Letter on COVID-19 Response
ID: PS20-09
Issued By: Science Coalitions

CNSR Testimony on FY2021 Defense S&T
ID: PS20-08
Issued By: CNSR

ASME Energy Policy Guiding Principles
ID: PS20-07 – General Position Paper outlining energy policy goals and guiding principles, authored by ASME's Energy Public Policy Task Force.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

FY2021 EPPTF DOE Budget Statement
ID: PS20-06 – Statement on the President's Fiscal Year 2021 budget request for the Department of Energy.
Issued By: ASME Energy Public Policy Task Force

CNSF FY2021 Appropriations Request Letter
ID: PS20-05
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)

CNSR FY2021 Appropriations Letter
ID: PS20-04
Issued By: CNSR

CNSR FY2020 Minibus Letter
ID: PS20-02
Issued By: CNSR

ESC FY2021 Office of Science Statement
ID: PS20-01
Issued By: ESC


2019

ESC Support of ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019
ID: PS19-21
Issued By: ESC

ESC Statement on Advisory Committees July 2019
ID: PS19-20
Issued By: ESC

ESC Statement on Science Infrastructure
ID: PS19-19
Issued By: ESC

CNSR Thank You Letter to House Appropriators
ID: PS19-18
Issued By: CNSR

Investing in America’s Small Manufacturers Act Endorsement Letter
ID: PS19-17
Issued By: ASME

TFAI Benchmarks Report 2019
ID: PS19-16
Issued By: TFAI

CNSR FY2020 Letter to Appropriators
ID: PS19-15
Issued By: Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR)

ASME Endorsement Letter for American Manufacturing Leadership Act 2019
ID: PS19-14 – Letter from ASME Executive Director and CEO Tom Costabile endorsing the American Manufacturing Leadership Act 2019.
Issued By: ASME

ASME Endorsement Letter for Global Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing Act 2019
ID: PS19-13 – Letter from ASME Executive Director and CEO Tom Costabile endorsing the Global Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing Act 2019.
Issued By: ASME

ASME General Position Paper: Engineering America’s Future: Economic Growth through Technological Innovation
ID: PS19-12 – ASME General Position Paper outlining support for robust federal research and development (R&D) funding, as well as the promotion of a system of standards and conformity assessment procedures that facilitates the transfer and commercialization of innovative technical advances.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

ASME General Position Paper on Bioengineering
ID: PS19-11 – ASME General Position Paper calling for investment in bioengineering research and development (R&D) to improve public health and maintain America’s position as a global leader in bioengineering disciplines.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

ASME Letter of Support for the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act
ID: PS19-10 - ASME letter of support for H.R. 1396, the “Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act”, which would award Congress’s highest civilian honor to the women working as computers, mathematicians, and engineers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its precursor organization, the National Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Issued By: ASME

Task Force on American Innovation Statement on President Trump’s FY20 Budget Proposal
ID: PS19-9 - Coalition Statement encouraging Congress to increase discretionary spending budget caps and support strong funding levels for scientific and engineering research in FY2020.
Issued By: Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI)

Energy Sciences Coalition Statement Supporting the DOE Office of Science in FY2020
ID: PS19-8 - Coalition statement urging Congress to lift non-defense discretionary budget caps and support the Department of Energy’s Office of Science budget at $7 billion in FY2020.
Issued By: ESC

Energy Sciences Coalition Letter Supporting the Nomination of Dr. Chris Fall
ID: PS19-7
Issued By: Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC)

CNSF Letter on FY2020-21 Bipartisan Budget Agreement
ID: PS19-5 – Coalition statement calling for a bipartisan budget agreement to raise discretionary spending caps for FY2020-FY2021.
Issued By: CNSF

CNSF Letter on FY2019 National Science Foundation funding
ID: PS19-5 – Coalition statement calling for a bipartisan budget agreement to raise discretionary spending caps for FY2020-FY2021.
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)

ASME General Position Paper on Standards and Technical Barriers to Trade
ID: PS19-3 – ASME General Position Paper outlining how international standards and conformity assessment programs work in concert with international trade policies to ensure high quality and safely manufactured products, promote efficiency and competition, and facilitate international trade.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

Energy-Water Nexus
ID: PS19-2 – ASME General Position Paper detailing public policy challenges associated with the interdependency between energy production and utilization of water resources and making recommendations for improvements in energy and water efficiency, infrastructure development, and federal research and development activities impacting the energy-water nexus.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

Accelerating U.S. Robotics for American Prosperity and Security
ID: PS19-1 – ASME General Position Paper outlining global trends in robotics and making recommendations for U.S. policymakers on how to re-capture the lead in robotics innovation, assess and address workforce challenges that will come with automation, and align federal research efforts to anticipate technology and workforce development needs.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors


2018

Engineering Societies Statement on the Role of Licensed Professional Engineers in Critical Infrastructure Projects
ID: PS18-19 – Joint engineering society comments on the role of licensed professional engineers in areas regulated by the Federal Communications Commission.
Issued By: ASME, NSPE, ACE, ACEC, ASCE, AIChE, IEEE-USA

Position of Professional Science and Engineering Societies on F-1 Visas
ID: PS18-18 – Joint engineering society comments on making F-1 Visas dual intent eligible.
Issued By: ASME, APS, IEEE-USA, OSA, SPIE

Coalition Letter Supporting Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier's OSTP Nomination
ID: PS18-17 – Letter of support for the nomination of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Issued By: Multiple professional organizations

ASME Response to NIST Request for Information (RFI) on Federal Technology Transfer
ID: PS18-16 – ASME Response to NIST’s Request for Information (ID Number: 180220199-819-01) on issues related to federal technology transfer authorities and processes.
Issued By: ASME

RFI Response: National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing
ID: PS18-4 – ASME-led coalition comments on the Administration’s National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing.
Issued By: ASME

State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units
ID: PS18-3 – ASME Research Committee on Energy, Environment, & Waste (RCEEW) comments on Environmental Protection Agency Docket: EPA–HQ-OAR–2017–0545.
Issued By: Research Committee on Energy, Environment, & Waste (RCEEW)

ESC Letter Supporting the FY2018 Budget for the Department of Energy Office of Science
ID: PS18-2 – Letter urges at least $5.7 billion in funding for DOE Office of Science programs in FY 2018.
Issued By: Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC)

TFAI Letter Supporting Bipartisan Budget Negotiations
ID: PS18-1 – Letter from 95 businesses, scientific and engineering societies, and universities urging Congressional leadership to make investments in science and engineering research a federal investment priority.
Issued By: Task Force on American Innovation


2017

ASME Resolution: Commitment to Peer Review
ID: PS17-24
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

Statement Supporting the Completion of Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations for the U.S.
ID: PS17-23
Issued By: Energy Sciences Coalition

Recommendations for Strengthening the Defense Scientific Research Enterprise in the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Agreement
ID: PS17-22
Issued By: Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR)

CNSF Letter Urging Congressional Leadership to Begin Negotiations to Raise Discretionary Spending Budget Caps for FY2018
ID: PS17-21
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)

Coalition Letter on H.R. 3427, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2017
ID: PS17-20
Issued By: ASME Committee on Government Relations, Association of American Publishers (AAP), and STM

Publishers Support Balanced Public Access Regulations
ID:
PS17-19
Issued By: ASME Committee on Government Relations

Letter to House and Senate Armed Services to Maintain the Senate Funding Levels for the National Defense Education Program and the Defense Wide Manufacturing Science and Technology Programs
ID:
PS17-18
Issued By: ASME and SME

CNSR Letter Supporting Growth in the DOD’s Basic Research and Science and Technology Program Budgets in the FY2019 Budget Request
ID: PS17-17
Issued By: Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR)

Letter to Senate and House Leadership Encouraging Congress to Appropriate At Least $7.8 Billion for the National Science Foundation 
ID: PS17-16
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)

Letter to Senate Appropriators Calling for Increased Investment in the FY18 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill
ID: PS17-15 
Issued By: TFAI

Letter of Support for the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill
ID: PS17-14
Issued By: Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI)

Letter Urging Members of the 115th Congress to Pass a Bipartisan Budget Agreement to Increase Spending Caps for Defense and Non-Defense Discretionary Programs
ID: PS17-13
Issued By: CNSF et. al.

CNSF Thank-You Letter to Appropriations Committee Members for Supporting the Defense, Science, and Technology (S&T) program in the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 2018
ID: PS17-12
Issued By: CNSF

CNSF Letter to President to Appoint OSTP Officials
ID: PS17-11
Issued By: CNSF

Message Supporting the President's FY2018 Budget Blueprint for the Department of Energy
ID: PS17-09
Issued By: ESC

Statement in Support of the Completion of Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations for the Department of Energy Office of Science
ID: PS17-08
Issued By: Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC)

Budget Statement from the Coalition for National Science Funding
ID: PS17-07
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)

ASME Position Statement on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fiscal Year 2018 Budget in the “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” Budget Document
ID: PS17-06
Issued By: ASME

Coalition for National Security Research FY18 Letter to Secretary of Defense
ID: PS17-04
Issued By: CNSR

Task Force on American Innovation Letter to OMB Director Mulvaney
ID: PS17-03
Issued By: Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI)

Message From America’s Engineering Associations: Visa & Immigration System
ID: PS17-02 – Immigration has played a vital role in advancing technological innovation; our visa system must be transparent, predictable and fair.
Issued By: ASME General Position Paper, Endorsed by: AAES, ABET, AIAA, AIChE, ANS, ASABE, ASCE, ASEE, ASME, HFES, IEEE-USA, OSA, SAE, SPIE and TMS

Strengthening the US Manufacturing Sector
ID: PS17-01 – ASME recommends that the U.S. commit to investing in advanced manufacturing initiatives by prioritizing federal funding to support key programs.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors


2016

TFAI Letter to President-Elect Trump
ID: PS16-16 – Letter from the Task Force on American Innovation urging President Trump to support efforts to prioritize robust investments in research and existing infrastructure modernization programs at NSF, DOE, and NIST.
Issued By: ASME

Multisociety CEO Transition Letter
ID: PS16-15 – Letter from the U.S. scientific, engineering, and higher education community urging President Trump to quickly appoint a science advisor with the title of Assistant to the President for Science and Technology.
Issued By: ASME

Letter to New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Urging Opposition of Additional Educational Requirements for Professional Engineer Licensure
ID: PS16-14 – Letter urges board to oppose any legislative or regulatory proposals requiring anyone seeking licensure as a professional engineer (PE) to obtain a master’s degree in engineering or its equivalent first.
Issued By: ASME

Coalition on National Science Funding Letters to the House and Senate re: FY17 NSF Appropriations Bill
ID: PS16-13 – Letters to House & Senate Leaders encouraging completion of the appropriations process and an appropriation of $7.564 Billion for the National Science Foundation in FY17.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector

Innovation: An American Imperative
ID: PS16-12 – A call to action by American industry, higher education, science, and engineering leaders urging Congress to enact policies and make investments that ensure the United States remains the global innovation leader.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector

Letter Thanking House Appropriations Subcommittee for Recognizing the Importance of Investing at the National Science Foundation Across All Scientific Disciplines
ID: PS16-11 – The letter thanks the Committee for its effort to craft and shepherd through committee the fiscal year 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Act and accompanying committee report.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector

CNSR Statement on the Senate Defense Appropriations Bill
ID: PS16-10 – Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR) statement to thank the Senate Committee for its support of Science and Technology in the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill and to express concern for cuts made to 6.1 Basic Research.
Issued By: CNSR

Testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees Related to the National Institutes of Standards and Technology FY17 Budget Request
ID: PS16-09 – Position Statement urging strong support for NIST programs in the FY2017 Budget Request, especially the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.
Issued By: ASME Manufacturing Public Policy Task Force

Testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees Related to the Department of Energy FY17 Budget Request
ID: PS16-08 – Statement encouraging a balanced portfolio of energy supplies as well as strong budget support for basic energy R&D activities in FY2017.
Issued By: ASME Energy Public Policy Task Force

Coalition for National Science Funding Letter of Support for National Science Foundation Funding in FY2017
ID: PS16-07 – Position Statement urging strong support for basic research and development at NSF in the FY2017 Budget Request.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector

Letter from Coalition on National Security Research Statement on FY2017 Budget Allocations for Key Department of Defense Research Accounts
ID: PS16-06 – Statement encouraging strong budget support for basic and applied R&D activities at DOD in FY2017.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector

Energy Science Coalition Statement on FY2017 Budget Allocations for Key Department of Energy Research Offices
ID: PS16-05 – Statement encouraging strong budget support for basic energy R&D activities in FY2017.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector

Task Force on American Innovation Letter of Support for Funding for Scientific and Technological Research in the FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill
ID: PS16-04 – This letter supports the continuation of making scientific research a top priority in the FY2017 appropriations process by taking significant steps to prevent an innovation deficit and maintain our nation’s innovation and economic leadership.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector

ASME General Position Paper, “Mandatory Educational Requirements for Engineering Licensure"
ID: PS16-03 - The papers outlines ASME’s opposition to needing to obtain a master’s degree for professional licensure in engineering.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

ASME General Position Paper, “Diversity and Inclusion in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce: A Strategic Global Imperative”
ID: PS16-02 - The paper outlines ASME’s support for a more diverse and inclusive STEM workforce.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

ASME General Position Paper, “Engineering America’s Future: Economic Growth through Technical Innovation”
ID: PS16-01 - The paper outlines ASME’s longtime support for robust federal research and development (R&D) funding, as well as the promotion of a system of standards and conformity assessment procedures that facilitates the transfer and commercialization of innovative technical advances.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

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