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House Science Committee Considers Legislation to Authorize Funding for Research

Posted by Dustin Todd, Director, Government Affairs on Apr 22, 2015 11:15:00 AM

The House Science Committee today will consider legislation to authorize federal funding for key research and technology programs. The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806) would allow for needed investments in agencies that drive growth and innovation in the semiconductor industry and throughout our economy, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

SIA yesterday sent a letter to House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) thanking the Committee for their work to reauthorize funding for these critical programs. As the bill advances through the legislative process, we hope funding will be elevated to levels that ensure America remains the global innovation leader.

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Topics: research, America COMPETES