Sununu There are priorities in science, and then there are priorities that are important because they impact science. And they are somewhat intermingled. First of all, the vice president recognizes that excellence in education and scientific literacy are keys to our long-range progress and economic development. They are also the keys to the quality of our continued scientific research. So his commitment to education is a high priority that impacts science. In areas more directly associated with science and technology, he’s committed to increased funding for the National Science Foundation and retooling the science and engineering labs at our colleges and universities. He has spoken out and supported major national projects like the SSC. He understands the role of tax policy in providing incentives, particularly as this relates to investment in research and development. One area that I am very pleased he agreed to support is the ‘strengthening of the...

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