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COMPETES Act revived?

A legislative measure that would increase funding to the National Science Foundation and other federal science agencies may get a second chance at passage after Republicans attempted to linkurl:kill the bill;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/57409/ last week. Rep. Bart GordonImage: United States CongressChairman of the linkurl:U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology;http://science.house.gov/ Bart Gordon (D-TN) announced yesterday (18th May) that he'd be reintro

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A legislative measure that would increase funding to the National Science Foundation and other federal science agencies may get a second chance at passage after Republicans attempted to linkurl:kill the bill;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/57409/ last week.
Rep. Bart Gordon
Image: United States Congress
Chairman of the linkurl:U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology;http://science.house.gov/ Bart Gordon (D-TN) announced yesterday (18th May) that he'd be reintroducing the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, and that the bill would be considered "under suspension" by the committee today. The "under suspension" move means that the bill cannot be amended and that it must pass through the committee with two-thirds of the vote, rather than a simple majority. House Republicans have already amended this version of the bill, linkurl:H.R. 5116,;http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c111:1:./temp/~c1110fOY2s:: shortening its reauthorization period from five to three years and inserting language that bans the use of the act to pay salaries of federal employees disciplined...




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