Quantcast

Letter Urging Congress to Vote “No” On the Science Laureate Bill

September 18, 2013

September 9, 2013

Dear Congressman,

On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I urge you to vote “NO” on the Zoe Lofgren bill, H.R. 1891, creating the position of Science Laureate of the United States, when it comes up on the suspension calendar on Tuesday.

This bill has not been approved by the House Science Committee, and by putting it on the suspension calendar, there is no chance for amendment or adequate debate.

Although the bill seems innocuous, it will provide the opportunity for President Obama to make an appointment of someone (or more than one person) who will share his view that science should serve political ends, on such issues as climate change and regulation of greenhouse gases. The bill allows the appointment of up to three Science Laureates simultaneously. The bill as written also gives President Obama the power to decide the term of the Science Laureate up to two years.  None of these provisions can be amended under Suspension of the Rules.

This bill is a needless addition to the long list of presidential appointments and should at least be considered in committee before being acted on without amendment. Please vote “NO” on H.R. 1891, the Science Laureate bill.

Sincerely,

Larry Hart

Director of Government Relations

American Conservative Union

Join ACU

Real Patent Reform Should Strengthen Property Rights, Not Weaken Them
"Preserving America’s spirit of invention and the dynamism of our economy requires the constant vigilance Reagan called for..." [read more]
- Carly Fiorina

Patent Reform Comes At The Expense of Entrepreneurship And The American Worker
“I have long been a critic of China for, among many things, its trade abuses and currency manipulation..." [read more]
- Rick Santorum

Cruz opposes PATENT Act in Senate Judiciary Committee
“We have in our economy I think a particular obligation to protect innovators. To protect the little guy who is inventing the next great invention that will transform the world that we don’t know what it is we don’t understand where it might be going and yet it represents a threat to the status quo. A threat to the giant corporations of today because they are in their garage starting the company that will become the giant corporation of tomorrow.”
- Sen. Ted Cruz

Congress should protect patent system, not weaken it
“In my opinion, the Innovation Act threatens American inventors, particularly individual inventors and those working at small businesses and startups..." [read more]
- Rep. Thomas Massie

The ACU Blog

ACU Endorses Francis Rooney

Washington, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its endorsement of Francis Rooney, the leading conservative in Florida’s race for the 19th Congressional

American Conservative Union Backs Brian Kelsey in TN-08

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Conservative Union (ACU) endorsed State Senator Brian Kelsey for U.S. Congress in Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District, backing up

ACU Endorses Ron DeSantis

Washington, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its endorsement of Congressman Ron DeSantis’ (ACU Lifetime Score: 100%) re-election effort.  ACU believes that DeSantis

ACU Endorses Andy Biggs

Washington, D.C. – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced its endorsement of State Senator Andy Biggs (ACU Lifetime Score: 95%), the leading conservative

CPAC 365

Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the original conservative organization in the nation. For more than fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. As America's premier conservative voice, ACU is the leading entity in providing conservative positions on issues to Congress, the Executive Branch, State Legislatures, the media, political candidates, and the public. Read More

1331 H St NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Ph: (202) 347-9388 | Fx: (202) 347-9389

Contact Us
Privacy Policy
Opportunities/Careers

ACU. All Rights Reserved.