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Web Date: December 20, 2016

Congress surprises science community by passing research bill

With last minute push, Congress clears new version of America Competes Act
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: policy, research funding, Lamar Smith, NSF

A research bill that science advocates thought had died when Congress left for the holidays was unexpectedly revived on Dec. 16 when the House of Representatives passed it by unanimous consent in absentia.

The American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (S. 3084) is the newest iteration of the America Competes Act, which expired in 2013. The Senate passed the legislation earlier this month, and President Barack Obama is expected to . . .

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