Position Statements

August 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: Taskforce on American Innovation

CNSR FY 2020 Letter to Appropriators
ID: PS19-15
Issued By: CNSR

April 2019

American Manufacturing Leadership Act 2019 ASME Endorsement Letter
ID: PS-19-14 – Letter from ASME Executive Director and CEO Tom Costabile endorsing the American Manufacturing Leadership Act 2019.
Issued By: ASME

Global Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing Act 2019 ASME Endorsement Letter
ID: PS-19-13 – 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: PS-19-12 – 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: PS-19-11 – ASME General Position Paper calling for investment in bioengineering research and development (R&D) to improving public health and maintaining 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: PS-19-10 - 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.

March 2019

Task Force on American Innovation Statement on President Trump’s FY20 Budget Proposal
ID: PS-19-9 - Coalition Statement encouraging Congress to increase discretionary spending budget caps and support strong funding levels for scientific and engineering research in FY 2020.

Energy Sciences Coalition Statement Supporting the DOE Office of Science in FY 2020
ID: PS-19-8 - 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 FY 2020.

Energy Sciences Coalition Letter Supporting the Nomination of Dr. Chris Fall
ID: PS-19-7 - Coalition statement supporting the nomination of Dr. Chris Fall as Director of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

February 2019

CNSF Letter on FY2020-21 Bipartisan Budget Agreement
ID: PS-19-5 – Coalition statement calling for a bipartisan budget agreement to raise discretionary spending caps for FY2020-FY-2021.
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)

January 2019

CNSF Letter on FY 2019 National Science Foundation funding
ID: PS-19-5 – Coalition statement calling for a bipartisan budget agreement to raise discretionary spending caps for FY2020-FY-2021.
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)

ASME General Position Paper on Standards and Technical Barriers to Trade
ID: PS-19-3 – 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.
ASME General Position Paper
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

Energy-Water Nexus
ID: PS-19-2 – 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.
ASME General Position Paper
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

Accelerating U.S. Robotics for American Prosperity and Security
ID: PS-19-1 – 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.
ASME General Position Paper
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

October 2018

Engineering Societies statement on the role of licensed professional engineers in critical infrastructure projects
ID: PS-18-19 – 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

September 2018

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

August 2018

Coalition Letter Supporting Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier OSTP Nomination
ID: PS-18-17 – 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

July 2018

ASME Response to NIST Request for Information (RFI) on Federal Technology Transfer
ID: PS-18-16 – 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

March 2018

RFI Response: National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing
ID: PS-18-4 – ASME-led coalition comments on the Administration’s National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing.
Issued By: ASME

February 2018

State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units
ID: PS-18-3 – 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)

Coalition letter supporting the FY 2018 Budget for the Department of Energy Office of Science
ID: PS-18-2 – Letter urges at least $5.7 billion in funding for DOE Office of Science programs in FY 2018.
Issued By: Energy Sciences Coalition

Coalition Letter Supporting Bipartisan Budget Negotiations
ID: PS-18-1 – 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: The Task Force of American Innovation

January 2018

ASME Resolution: Commitment to Peer Review
ID: PS-17-24
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors

December 2017

Statement Supporting the Completion of Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations for the U.S.
ID: PS-17-23
Issued By: Energy Sciences Coalition

October 2017

Recommendations for strengthening the defense scientific research enterprise in the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Agreement
ID: PS 17-22
Issued By: Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR)

Urging Congressional leadership to begin negotiations on a bipartisan budget agreement to raise discretionary spending budget caps for FY 2018
ID: PS 17-21
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: PS 17-20
Issued By: ASME Committee on Government Relations, Association of American Publishers (AAP) and STM

Publishers Support Balanced Public Access Regulations
ID:
PS 17-19
Issued By: ASME Committee on Government Relations

September 2017

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:
PS 17-18
Issued By: ASME and SME

ASME and SME CEO letter to Senate and House Armed Services asking for certain funding levels for the National Defense Education Program and the Defense Wide Manufacturing Science and Technology Program
ID: PS-17-18 FY18
Issued By: ASME Manufacturing Public Policy Task Force (MPPTF)

Coalition letter supporting robust and sustained growth in the DOD’s basic research and science and technology (S&T) program budgets in the FY 2019 budget request.
ID: PS-17-17 FY19
Issued By: Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR)

Letter to Senate and House leadership encouraging Congress to appropriate at least $7.8 billion for NSF (5% above FY 17 enacted levels) so it can continue to fund research grants, provide traineeships and fellowships, support critical infrastructure construction will be delayed, and invest in STEM education.
ID: PS 17-16 FY 18
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)

July 2017

Letter to Senate appropriators calling for increased investment in several programs in the FY18 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill: the DOE Office of Science, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, and the Energy Innovation Hubs as well as funding the DOE science programs portfolio at the levels called for in S. 1460.
ID: PS-17-15 FY18
Issued By: The Task Force of American Innovation

Letter to Senate appropriators urging support for the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill, which funds the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with a special focus on the Manufacturing Extension Program and the Manufacturing USA Program.
ID: PS-17-14 FY 18
Issued By: The Task Force of American Innovation

Letter urging Members of the 115th Congress to pass a bipartisan budget agreement that increases the spending caps for both defense and non-defense discretionary programs.
ID: PS-17-13 FY 18
Issued By: The Coalition for National Science Funding, et. al.

Letter thanking Appropriations committee members for their efforts to support the Defense Science and Technology (S&T) program in the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, 2018
ID: PS-17-12 FY18
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding

May 2017

Letter to President to Appoint OSTP Officials
ID: PS-17-11 – Letter to the President to Appoint OSTP Officals
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding

April 2017

Message supporting the President's FY 2018 budget blueprint for the Department of Energy
ID: PS-17-09
Issued By: Energy Sciences Coalition

Statement in Support of the Completion of Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations for the Department of Energy Office of Science
ID: PS-17-08 – A message from Energy Sciences Coalition
Issued By: Energy Sciences Coalition

Budget Statement from the Coalition for National Science Funding
ID: PS-17-07 – A message from Coalition for National Science Funding
Issued By: Coalition for National Science Funding

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (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: PS-17-06 – A message from ASME
Issued By: ASME

March 2017

Coalition for National Security Research FY18 Letter to Secretary of Defense
ID: PS-17-04 – A message from CNSR
Issued By: CNSR

Taskforce on American Innovation Letter to OMB Director Mulvaney
ID: PS-17-03 – A message from the Task Force on American Innovation
Issued By: Task Force on American Innovation

February 2017

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. commits to investing in advanced manufacturing initiatives by prioritizing Federal funding to support key programs
Issued By: ASME General Position Paper Issued by the ASME Board of GovernorsDecember 2016

TFAI Letter to President-Elect Trump December 2017
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

November 2016

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

October 2016

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

August 2016

Coalition on National Science Funding (CNSF) 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.

June 2016

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 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: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector.

March 2016

Testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees related to the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) FY17 Budget Request.
ID: PS16-09 – Position Statement urging strong support for NIST programs in the FY 2017 Budget Request, especially the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME Manufacturing Public Policy Task Force.

Testimony to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees related to the Department of Energy (DOE) 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 FY 2017. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME Energy Public Policy Task Force.

Letter from Coalition for National Science Funding to the Members of U.S. Congress urging strong support for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding in FY 2017
ID: PS16-07 – Position Statement urging strong support for basic research and development at NSF in the FY 2017 Budget Request. Position Statement.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector.

Letter from Coalition on National Security Research Statement on FY 2017 Budget Allocations for Key Department of Defense (DOD) Research Accounts
ID: PS16-06 – Statement encouraging strong budget support for basic and applied R&D activities at DOD in FY 2017.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector.

Energy Science Coalition statement on FY 2017 budget allocations for key Department of Energy (DOE) research offices.
ID: PS16-05 – Statement encouraging strong budget support for basic energy R&D activities in FY 2017.
Issued By: ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector.

January 2016

Letter from Task Force on American Innovation to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairs and Ranking Members Supporting Funding for Scientific and Technological Research in the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill
ID: PS16-04 – This letter supports the continuation of making scientific research a top priority in the FY 2017 appropriations process by taking significant steps to prevent an innovation deficit and maintain our nation’s innovation and economic leadership. Position Statement.
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. Position Paper.
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. Position Paper.
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. Position Paper.
Issued By: ASME Board of Governors.