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Close the Innovation Deficit: Creative video launched urging Congress to support federal investments in research

from Close the Innovation Deficit via Association of American Universities

With President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal due and the appropriations season starting on Capitol Hill, a coalition of 14 business, higher education and scientific organizations have launched a creative video that urges Congress to "Close the Innovation Deficit" with strong federal investments in research and higher education.

The four-minute video, featuring rapidly hand-drawn images and text, explains the direct link between basic research, economic growth, improved medical treatments and national security; the risk that recent cuts to research pose to the United States' role as the global innovation leader at a time when other nations are rapidly increasing their research investments; and the significant benefits that renewed investments in research would bring the country. more

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