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House panel calls – once again – for greater congressional oversight of research proposals
The U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology earlier this month released its annual filing known as the Views and Estimates. The committee, which is responsible for oversight of nonmilitary, nonbiomedical federally supported research and which oversees major research-funding agencies (including the National Science Foundation, NASA and the Department of Energy), reiterated its past calls for lawmakers to play a larger role in the decision-making processes at those agencies. Though the document expresses the committee’s commitment to the…