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- US House to Vote on Cuts to NSF’s SBE and GEO Research in Spending Bill »
With much anticipation–and after many meetings with constituents and science advocates–the Chairman of the House Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee introduced his bill to fund the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Fiscal Year 2016. Regarding the bill, Congressman Culberson said, “I want to make the hard sciences a priority—the math and physics and pure science. The fundamental mission of NSF should be those core sciences.” Tell Your Member of Congress that SBE-supported research is vital to the country!
- Authorization Bill Reducing SBE by 45% Passes U.S. House »
On May 20th, the U.S. House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806), a bill that was two years in the making. Over widespread opposition from the science community, the House Science Committee is seeking to change the process the National Science Foundation uses to identify the best science and literally, the type of science the agency funds.
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