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Progress on Federal Research Bills

May 26, 2022

NSF Reauthorization

The House and Senate are moving forward with a Conference Committee to negotiate differences between the House-passed America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (America COMPETES) Act and Senate-passed United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). Both bills include provisions to reauthorize the National Science Foundation (NSF). Along with other measures aimed at bolstering domestic

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House Passes NSF Reauthorization

February 10, 2022

Last week, the House passed the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (America COMPETES) Act of 2022, marking an important step toward reauthorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF). Now, the two chambers need to reach an agreement that reconciles differences between this bill and the Senate-passed United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA).

America COMPETES Act

Last year, the House

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Hill Updates: NSF Reauthorization and Funding for Health Research

November 18, 2021

National Science Foundation 

This week the House and Senate agreed to begin official negotiations on a package of legislation which includes National Science Foundation Reauthorization, as previously reported on in the FABBS newsletter. Earlier this year, the House and Senate passed dramatically different versions of the legislation, and have been unable to reconcile differences. Senate Majority Leader Schumer attempted to attach the Senate version to a must-pass

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