Washington, D.C. – U. S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released the following statement after the White House announced a new policy expanding access to federally funded scientific research:
“It is great to see the White House has joined many of us who realize that making taxpayer funded research readily available to the American public leads to further innovation, discovery, job growth and economic development. The President’s commitment to remove the barriers to this federally funded research will increase the taxpayers return on their investment and will help create a platform for the next generation of science and technology breakthroughs.”
Last week, Wyden and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) aimed at making federally funded research available to the American public. Click here to read more about the FASTR Act.
Please click here to find out more about the White House's announcement.
Great the Pres. is joining the fight to provide free & open access of taxpayer funded research to the American public 1.usa.gov/15Bsenx— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) February 22, 2013