"Our nation is in an amazing race - the race for discovery and new knowledge, the race to remain competitive. I will continue to fight for innovations that will create new ideas that lead to new breakthroughs, new products and new jobs." -U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.)

As Chairwoman of the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Mikulski is committed to supporting discovery and innovation in America and is working to implement recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences' "Gathering Storm" report. Her science and innovation priorities include:

·  Investing in programs that promote scientific research
·  Increasing the number of students earning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees
·  Making Maryland a leader in science and innovation  

For more information about Senator Mikulski's science and innovation priorities, please see the Fighting to Keep Maryland Competitive Fact Sheet.