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Friday, May 7, 2010

Science and Technology Committee Advances COMPETES Reauthorization

Though not with the broad bipartisan support of the original America COMPETES Act, the reauthorization of America COMPETES passed the House Science and Technology Committee by a 29-8 vote after an all-day markup session on April 28. The legislation, H.R. 5116, authorizes science and education programs for the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science and puts these agencies' budgets on a path to double over 10 years, starting with 2007 appropriated levels.

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