H.R. 4159, the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2014

H.R. 4159, the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2014

To see a fact sheet on H.R. 4159 click here.

See the press release here: Ranking Member Johnson Introduces the America Competes Act of 2014.

To see a list of endorsements for America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 click here.

H.R. 4186, Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology Act of 2014 (FIRST)

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Introduced on March 11, 2014 was introduced by Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) and is cosponsored by Full Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX). The Subcommittee on Research & Technology held a markup on March 13, 2014.

Ranking Member Johnson's opening statement at the Full Committee markup is below:

To see Ranking Member Johnson's and Rep. George Miller's comments on the FIRST Act click here.

Below are letters and statements from scientific organizations detailing opposition and concerns on the FIRST Act: