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Controversy awaits as House Republicans roll out long-awaited bill to revamp U.S. research policy

Controversy awaits as House Republicans roll out long-awaited bill to revamp U.S. research policy | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
New America COMPETES Act includes host of proposed changes

 

The science committee in the U.S. House of Representatives took a major step today in its 2-year effort to reshape federal research policy, introducing a long-awaited and controversial bill that covers the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), research at the Department of Energy (DOE), and federal science education policy. (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis & David Malakoff, 15 April 2015

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Partisan battling derails vote on disputed bill to reshape U.S. energy science programs

Partisan battling derails vote on disputed bill to reshape U.S. energy science programs | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Democrats block House science panel debate on bill once known as EINSTEIN.

Comity on the science committee of the U.S. House of Representatives reached a new low today.

Twenty-two minutes after the committee’s energy panel convened to start the process of debating and approving a bill to reauthorize the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) research and development programs, Representative Cynthia Lummis (R–WY) gaveled the session to a close without taking any votes on the proposed legislation. It was the latest—and most graphic—illustration of how partisan distrust has crippled the committee’s ability to do its job. (...) - by Jeffrey Mervis, Science, 11 June 2014

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House Science Committee Drafts Controversial Bill on U.S. Research Funding

House Science Committee Drafts Controversial Bill on U.S. Research Funding | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A key congressional committee is planning a hearing next month on legislation that could give several U.S. science agencies new marching orders. The details are still a secret, but expect fireworks. (...) ScienceInsider, by Jeffrey Mervis, 27 September, 2013

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U.S. Senate panel would give slight boost to energy science budget

U.S. Senate panel would give slight boost to energy science budget | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

But 2015 spending bill falls short of president's request for DOE's Office of Science.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) science program would see a slight budget increase under a spending bill approved today by a U.S. Senate appropriations subcommittee. The bill would provide $5.086 billion for DOE’s Office of Science in the 2015 fiscal year that begins 1 October. That is about $20 million above current spending levels and about $25 million less than requested by President Barack Obama. (...) - by David Malakoff, Science, 17 June 2014

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U.S. Science Agencies Get Some Relief in 2014 Budget

U.S. Science Agencies Get Some Relief in 2014 Budget | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Physical science wins bigger increases than biomedical research.

The ghost of former President George W. Bush permeates the 2014 budget that Congress released last night.  His presence is good news for physical scientists, but less cheery for biomedical researchers, as Congress reserved some of the biggest spending increases for NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), meanwhile, got a $1 billion increase that is drawing mixed reviews from research advocates. (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis, 14 January 2014

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Senate Spending Panel Votes to Stop U.S. Contributions to ITER

If the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) can't say how much it needs to spend on the gigantic international fusion project, ITER, it won't get to spend anything on it at all. That's the bottom line in a Senate version of a bill unveiled today that would set funding levels for DOE and the Army Corps of Engineers for fiscal year 2014, which begins on 1 October.

Otherwise, the news was pretty good for scientists. The Senate spending panel agreed to fund DOE's basic research wing and its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) at the levels requested by the Obama administration. (...) - ScienceInsider, by Adrian Cho on 25 June 2013

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