Volume 87 Issue 9 | pp. 36-37
Issue Date: March 2, 2009

Funding For America Competes Act

Stimulus package directly allocates nearly $5.2 billion to physical science agencies key to U.S. competitiveness
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Stimulus Funding

WHEN PRESIDENT Barack Obama committed $787 billion of taxpayers' money to stimulate the economy, he chose to sign the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The symbolic venue underscores Obama's commitment to boosting the economy through science and technology.

ARRA provides as much as $21.5 billion in federal research and development funding, according to estimates by the American Association . . .

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