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DelBene Speaks to Importance of Science on Earth Day

DelBene participated in the Seattle March for Science to highlight how scientific research helps protect our environment.

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Seattle, WA, April 22, 2017 | comments

SEATTLE – On Earth Day, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) spoke about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the March for Science.

“Science shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” DelBene said. “Scientific research helps inform our decision making, including on ways we can protect our environment and address the damaging effects of climate change. On Earth Day, it’s important to highlight how STEM helps protect our environment and inform conservation efforts, such as addressing climate change and protecting the planet and its wildlife for future generations.”

DelBene has cosponsored the Scientific Integrity Act (H.R. 2358), a bill that aims to protect scientific integrity in federal research and policymaking by requiring agencies to establish scientific integrity principles so that politics and ideology don’t affect results.

The bill:

  • States that science should transparently inform policy decisions, free from politics, ideology or financial conflicts of interest.
  • Requires each federal agency that funds or conducts scientific research to establish scientific integrity principles and sets basic requirements for agency-specific scientific integrity policies.
  • Helps facilitate the free flow of scientific and technological information while protecting privacy, confidentiality and national security.

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