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On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, established PCAST via Executive Order.


Executive Order Amending Previous Executive Order on PCAST
On September 13, 2021, Executive Order 14007 was amended such that PCAST can include up to 32 members.

Executive Order on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
On January 27, 2021, the Executive Order establishing his PCAST was issued by President Joe Biden.

President Biden’s Letter to OSTP Director, Dr. Eric Lander
On January 15, 2021, then-President-Elect Biden sent this letter laying out his science priorities to Dr. Eric S. Lander, his appointee as the President’s Science Advisor and nominee as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.


President Roosevelt’s Letter to OSRD Director, Dr. Vannevar Bush
On November 17, 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sent this letter regarding his science priorities following the end of World War II to Dr. Vannevar Bush, head of the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD).

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