Ranking Member Johnson Introduces Democratic America Competes Reauthorization

Apr 21, 2015
Ranking Member Johnson Introduces Democratic America Competes Reauthorization

(Washington, DC) – Today, Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) was joined by every Democratic Member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in introducing H.R. 1898, the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2015. The bill would authorize research activities at the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Department of Energy (DOE).

Ranking Member Johnson said, “The provisions in the Democratic alternative to the America Competes Reauthorization have been widely supported by the scientific community. This bill seeks to ensure that Congress provides the thoughtful guidance and necessary funding to key federal research programs to maintain continued American leadership in science and innovation. I firmly believe that this legislation offers the best path forward. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make meaningful progress in achieving a dynamic national research and innovation enterprise and a bright economic future.”

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