U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) applauded Friday the White House announcing 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,” Wyden said.
Wyden added that, “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.