The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved S. 3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act.
(Click to enlarge) California drought, dry riverbed 2009 (Credit: Wikipedia commons) Congressman Honda (D-CA) stressed the need for science communication when opening a briefing he hosted with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) this week highlighting the economic value of innovation and federal investment in earth and geoscience research. Following the interactive reception where representatives [...]
(Click to enlarge) U.S. Congress (Credit: Wikimedia commons) In response to attacks on earth sciences and geosciences in both appropriating (H.R.2578) and authorizing (H.R.1806) bills, former military and national security leaders urged Congress to protect NSF Geosciences and NASA Earth science programs.Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard leaders highlighted geosciences as effecting [...]
For decades, the United States has remained at the forefront of game-changing innovation and scientific accomplishment, far ahead of all other nations. But countries around the world are actively seeking to compete with the next generation of American innovators and scientists.
Representative Lamar Smith (R–TX) has never hidden his desire to reshape federal research policy— often over the objections of much of the scientific community—since he became chair of the House of Representatives science committee 2 years ago.
I have supported investments in science and technology, and in educating our young people in these areas. There is no better way to maintain our global leadership and economic vitality.