American advancements in science and technology keep our country on the cutting edge of innovation and improve our quality of life. These advances are a product of our positive climate for innovation and development of intellectual property. Without these advancements, we will fall behind. We risk missing out on technological advances that would help our country operate cleaner and more efficient as well as curing diseases and ailments that afflict our friends and families. Republicans also strongly encourage emphasis on implementing more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs and classes in all of our schools.