Legislation designed to increase support for scientific research and encourage young scientists and researchers to pursue high-risk/high-reward research cleared the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology Committee today, along with several other bills aimed at boosting U.S. competitiveness. H.R. 1068, amending the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991, cleared the committee today. Research and Science Education Subcommittee Chairman Brian Baird (D-WA) introduced the bill with co-sponsor Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL), who proposed similar legislation in both the 108th and 109th Congress.
Indications are that both the roadmap and NITRD results review requirements made it out of committee.