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Business Campaign Launches New Web Site to Promote Math and Science Reform Initiative

www.tap2015.org to be Business Community's Hub for Making Reforms a National Priority Washington, DC - The Tapping America's Potential ("TAP") campaign today launched www.tap2015.org, a Web site designed by the business community to make improving our nation's math and science talent pipeline a national priority as a key component of U.S. competitiveness. The fifteen business organizations that comprise TAP represent every sector of the U.S. economy and include America's largest and most innovative companies. "Today's launch of this new site marks another milestone in our campaign to place math and science education at the top of the U.S. competitiveness agenda by increasing public awareness," said John J. Castellani, President of Business Roundtable, which is leading the business groups in this effort. "U.S. employers rely on an American workforce that is solidly grounded…
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More Than 270 U.S. Business and Higher Education Leaders to Unveil “The American Innovation Proclamation”

Urges Congress to Enact Critical Legislation to Boost U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness Washington, DC - Tapping America's Potential (TAP), a coalition of 16 of the nation's leading business organizations, today joined U.S. business and higher education leaders to unveil "The American Innovation Proclamation," which urges Congress to act now on an innovation agenda to maintain U.S. competitiveness. The proclamation, which was delivered to every Capitol Hill office and presented to Members of Congress during a press conference held today, calls for action on four key policy priorities aimed at promoting and sustaining U.S. innovation leadership. More than 270 American business and higher education leaders signed the call to action on innovation. "American innovation fuels the U.S. economy and helps to enhance our ability to compete in the 21st century global…
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Business Community Encouraged by President’s Focus on U.S. Competitiveness in State of the Union Address

Recent Public Opinion Research Shows Support for Greater Emphasis on Math and Science Washington, DC - Fifteen prominent business organizations applauded President Bush tonight for calling for an American competitiveness initiative in his State of the Union address to the nation. Members of "Tapping America's Potential" (TAP) - representing every sector of the U.S. economy - cited the President's call to action as a critical step toward keeping America competitive in the 21st century economy. "We are extremely pleased that the President has committed to increase America's scientific and technological capabilities as a central part of his domestic agenda," said Arthur F. Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc., and Chairman of the Education & the Workforce Task Force at Business Roundtable, an organizing member of TAP. "The President…
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AEP’s Morris Praises Bipartisan Competitiveness Initiatives in House Appropriations Subcommittee Testimony

Chief Executive Emphasizes Business Roundtable Support for Math and Science Reform WASHINGTON, DC - In testimony today before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, Michael Morris, Chairman, President & CEO of American Electric Power (AEP) and Chairman of Business Roundtable's Energy Task Force, urged Congress to implement legislative proposals aimed at improving the math and science talent pipeline in the United States. Morris, who was recently named Chairman of the Roundtable's new Energy Task Force, cited enhanced math and science education as important to meeting the future energy needs of Americans and to fueling our nation's continued overall economic strength. "As I ponder the energy challenges that our nation and the world face today and into the future, it is clear that technology, innovation…
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