Competitiveness and innovation

23 Jun 2016

The Senate’s bipartisan bill, released today, differs significantly from the House-passed America COMPETES bill, dropping the COMPETES name altogether and striking a different tone on scientific merit review.

27 May 2016

After declining to take up the contentious America COMPETES bill which the House passed narrowly last spring, the Senate appears close to releasing its bipartisan take on the bill.

23 Oct 2015

Senators Cory Gardner and Gary Peters, in charge of drafting the Senate version of the America COMPETES bill, are seeking further input from the science community on STEM education/workforce issues and research commercialization and technology transfer,

1 Sep 2015

On July 30, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved, by a bipartisan vote of 18 to 4, omnibus energy policy legislation that contains a number of sections relating to science.

4 Jun 2015

A new report published by the MIT Committee to Evaluate the Innovation Deficit calls for the U.S. to shore up its declining investments in basic research, highlighting fifteen under-exploited areas of science and technology in which the authors believe a more robust basic research investment would help to improve society, shape and maintain U.S.

30 Jan 2015

A subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a hearing to review the DOE Office of Science program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR).

5 Feb 1993

All indications point to quickening support for the passage of
legislation expanding the federal government's role in technology
policy and economic competitiveness.  A bill has been introduced in
the Senate that is attracting considerable notice, and earlier this
week, two House science subcommittees began hearings on the

23 Dec 1996

NOTE: Outgoing Transportation Secretary Federico Pena has been named to
succeed Hazel O'Leary as Energy Secretary for President Clinton's second term.

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