Vanderbilt chancellor’s statement regarding Trump administration’s May 23 full budget proposal

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (Vanderbilt University)

In response to President Trump’s May 23 full budget proposal, Vanderbilt University released the following statement from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos:

“President Trump’s budget proposal would cut into the muscle and bone of America’s greatest innovation engine—its research enterprise. Congress rightly increased federal investment in these areas in the 2017 omnibus appropriations bill just a few weeks ago, putting aside partisan differences to resoundingly affirm that research and education are critical to our nation’s success. That is the direction we must take to protect and advance our nation’s place as the global leader, in this century as in the last, in economic and social advancement. We will work with Congress to advocate strongly for funding levels that prioritize robust and sustained investments in research and education. Our nation’s future national security, economic growth and welfare depend upon it.”