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  • The America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act, or the America COMPETES Act ( P.L. 110-69 ), was first signed in 2007, by President George W. Bush. The Act was intended “to invest in innovation through research and development, and to...
  • After a contentious few months that saw a two-week shutdown, a narrowly-averted debt crisis, and continuing politicking over the size and shape of federal expenditures and deficits, Congress has begun to tentatively dip its collective toe in the waters of compromise. The October 17 continuing...
  • Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to extend the comprehensive Farm Bill through the end of January 2014. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), however, stated that they would not vote on an extension. The House and Senate conference committee...
  • The White House recently announced a new $100 million initiative to find a cure for HIV. The project will not require new funds; rather, the money will simply be re-directed from existing funds, such as expiring research grants.
  • Federal Legislation Tracker Track the progress of important federal S&T legislation pertaining to appropriations, big data, climate change, cybersecurity, energy, health, innovation, peer review, space, and more. Visit the Tracker Website State Legislation Tracker Learn about S&T...
  • Ms. Spizzirri joined the AAAS Office of Government Relations in May 2012 as a Government Relations Associate. She is the content manager of OGR websites and social media, and contributes to various AAAS publications. Prior to joining AAAS, Ms. Spizzirri spent four years at The National Academies...
  • The highly-regarded annual report , issued Monday, assesses recent trends and future projections of global R&D across multiple industries. According to the report, while the U.S. will remain the clear global leader in R&D investment, even though economic conditions will likely suppress...
  • On November 5, the Association of American Universities (AAU) sent a letter to the House and Senate Farm Bill conferees regarding language that would exempt a matching fund requirement for some universities that receive funding from the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). The...
  • On December 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Innovation Act ( H.R. 3309 ) by an overwhelming vote of 325-91. Last week six higher education groups co-signed a statement articulating their opposition to portions of the House bill, expressing concern that changes to the litigant fee...
  • Providing timely and objective information to Congress on current science and technology issues, and assisting scientists in understanding and working with Congress.