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Thank you to the Honorable Nancy Pelosi

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House of Representatives
U.S. House of Representatives
H-232 US Capitol Building
Washington, DC  20515

January 22, 2009

Dear Speaker Pelosi,

On behalf of the Ecological Society of America, I would like to thank you for your outstanding leadership and vision reflected in the significant funding proposed for science through the American Economic Recovery and Investment Act of 2009.

The proposed investments in agencies including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the U.S. Forest Service will not only help the economy, but also will help the nation address environmental challenges through research, monitoring, and restoration efforts.  The education components of the bill are also critical in cultivating the nation’s future workforce and maintaining and building on our country’s strengths.

Our membership of 10,000 professional ecological scientists appreciates your strong leadership and your message of “science, science, science and science” as a key ingredient in investing in the nation and its citizens. 



Alison G. Power