Senate Unveils Reauthorization of America COMPETES Act
(Click to enlarge). U.S. Capitol Building. (Credit: Architect of the Capitol)
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman Jay Rockefeller [D-WV] introduced the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (S.2757) this week.
The bill would reauthorize (through FY 2019) the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as well as several other manufacturing, nanotechnology and science education programs. NSF and NIST would receive an average annual increase in funding of 6.7%, which is greater than the 4.9% annual increase proposed in the House version (FIRST Act). Read the full story »