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With America COMPETES, Science Suffers
The U.S. House began debate yesterday on the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015. While H.R. 1806 shares a name with the largely supported legislation passed in 2007 and reauthorized in 2010, it falls short of delivering the visionary policy priorities and investments in science research of its predecessors. COMPETES authorizes $7.6 billion for the National Science Foundation in fiscal year 2016 and 2017, which represents a $50 million increase over current FY15 funding levels. With a modest increase in…