I found this article in Forbes today. It’s about two weeks old, but it may be useful information for anyone looking to connect their own scientific work to the context of American comptetiveness.
Here is the website of TAP (Tapping America’s Potential):
This is the coalition that urged the President and Congress to support science in the FY2008 supplemental.
In addition, the optics community is also lauding the bi-partisan Senate coalition trying to work science into the supplemental: