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Support the NEW Congressional Optics & Photonics Caucus

Click here to watch the Congressional Optics & Photonics Caucus Launch Event

The Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Optics & Photonics (O&P) Caucus is a Congressional organization that will be co-chaired by Representatives Joe Morelle (D-NY) and Brian Mast (R-FL) and Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Steve Daines (R-MT). The O&P Caucus will work to educate members of Congress and their staffs about the importance of light-based research and technologies to the United States’ economy, security, and scientific development. It will also advocate for federal investment in this innovative and exciting space. The O&P Caucus will serve as a positive, proactive voice for the optics and photonics community within Congress and as a bridge to the Administration.

Additionally, the NPI encourages you to ask your Representative and/or Senators to become a member of the Caucus.

Due to the lengthy security procedures for paper mail, we highly recommend any communication be sent by email. All members of Congress include the best way to contact them by email on their websites. Click HERE for a draft letter that can be customized and shared urging Members to consider joining the Caucus. Click HERE to find your Representative. Click HERE to find your Senator.

The NPI has worked closely with Congress over the past year to establish this Caucus. We are very excited about this new voice for the optics and photonics community and look forward to your participation and support!

About the NPI
The National Photonics Initiative (NPI) is a collaborative alliance among industry, academia and government to raise awareness of photonics and the impact of photonics on our everyday lives; increase cooperation and coordination among US industry, government and academia to advance photonics-driven fields; and drive US funding and investment in areas of photonics critical to maintaining US economic competitiveness and national security. The NPI is led by top scientific societies including the American Physical Society (APS), the IEEE Photonics Society, the Laser Institute of America (LIA), Optica (formerly OSA) and SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics. For more information visit