Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY), has reintroduced the Scientific Integrity Act, a bipartisan bill that enforces practices that protects scientific findings from outside forces seeking to influence them.
The new language is not yet publicly available. According to talking points released by the office, the revitalized Scientific Integrity Act would:
- Require federal agencies that fund or direct public science to establish and maintain clear scientific integrity principles. (Currently, over 20 federal agencies have some form of scientific integrity policy.)
- Formalize and strengthen these scientific integrity policies. Clarifying that science should determine policy, free from inappropriate politics, ideology, or financial conflicts of interest.
- Hold public scientists to the highest standards while guaranteeing their rights and protections under the law.
Co-Sponsors of the bill include Ranking Member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Haley Stevens (D-MI), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA).