House Science Committee budget hearings

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The CRA’s Policy Blog covers the budget hearing held yesterday by the House Science Committee and the testimony of John Marburger, director of the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The Committee and Dr. Marburger for the Administration seemed to be in agreement that the increased funding for NSF, NIST, and DoE Office of Science were important and that the American Competitiveness Initiative is important for America’s future innovation and competitiveness. However, the Administration and the Chairman seemed to diverge when it comes to priorities. The Administration priority is research funding and Chairman Gordon said that the education recommendations of the Gathering Storm report should be an equal priority.

Melissa’s post has links to the OSTP and video of the entire hearing. If you’ve never watched one of these you might check it out. It’s fascinating to see how the government gets things done.