About The Advisory Committee
Committee for the Congressional Research and Development [R&D] Caucus
was formed in early 2004 through the initial efforts of
ASME and the IEEE-USA.
The Advisory Committee is
comprised of public interest and private sector organizations from the
science, engineering, technology and educational sectors dedicated to
informing Congress and the public on important national and global
issues regarding research and development affecting the United States.
Through its participating organizations and this website, the Advisory
Committee supports the Congressional R&D Caucus and its efforts.
If your organization
is interested in supporting the R&D Caucus please contact Paul Fakes,
James Savage at
About The R&D Caucus
Research & Development Caucus was originally established
in the 108th Congress at the request of Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) and
Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R-IL) for the following purposes:
highlight the national importance of research and the interdependency
of research efforts across disciplines and to provide a view of
research and development funding that transcends the purview of
increase the awareness of members and staff on issues related to
research. This will include but will not be limited to:
economic, societal, and security benefit derived from federal
innovations that have resulted from federal investment in
importance of a balanced R&D portfolio, with appropriate
distribution of resources between the physical, engineering, and
trends in R&D budget numbers.
work of existing Committees and members with jurisdiction over the
National Science Foundation, DOE, EPA, Department of Defense,
Department of Commerce, National Institutes of Heath and other
agencies supporting research and development efforts.
agencies that support research and development efforts.
policies that foster and encourage research and development in the
private sector of our economy.
provide a primary point of contact for scientific professional
societies and others with interest in R&D issues.
provide a forum for a wide range of issues of interest to the
scientific community and serve as an informational resource for
decision-makers in the area of R&D.
provide a forum for the support and creation of legislation affecting
the research and development community.
2013, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) assumed the Caucus co-chair
role vacated by the departure of Rep. Biggert from
John Culberson (R-TX) and Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) agreed
to co-chair the Caucus following the departures of Reps.
Holt and Wolf from Congress.
Updated: 09 September 2015