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10 May 2024

For fiscal year (FY) 2025, COSSA urges the Committee to appropriate: • At least$11.9 billion for the National Science Foundation • $2 billion for the Census Bureau • $60 million for the National Institute of Justice • $75 million for the Bureau of Justice Statistics First, allow me to thank the Committee for its long-standing, bipartisan support for scientific research. [...] Social and behavioral science research is supported across the federal government, including at the National Science Foundation and the Department of Justice. [...] The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine stated in its 2017 consensus report, The Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities1, that “nearly every major challenge the United States faces—from alleviating unemployment to protecting itself from terrorism—requires understanding the causes and consequences of people’s behavior. [...] The ACS is the only source of comparable, consistent, timely, and high-quality demographic and socio-economic data for all communities in the U. [...] Department of Justice As the Department’s principal statistical agency, the Bureau of Justice Statistics produces high- quality data on all aspects of the United States criminal justice system, including corrections, courts, crime type, law enforcement personnel and expenditures, federal processing of criminal cases, Indian country justice statistics, and victims of crime.


Julia Milton

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