October 4, 2007
Supporters of America COMPETES Bill Praise Its Passage, Urge Federal Funding
Capping a ten-year science advocacy campaign, Congress early this August finally passed landmark innovation legislation that President Bush quickly signed into law. The America COMPETES Act lays the groundwork for keeping the nation a global economic leader. Now the battle shifts to making sure the authorization measure, which calls for improved science education, innovation and basic research, is fully implemented.
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