To ease potential conference difficulties in reconciling their smaller science and innovation bills with the Senate’s single America COMPETES legislation (S. 761), the House has re-packaged the text of five already-passed measures (H.R. 362, H.R. 363, H.R. 1867, H.R. 1868, H.R. 1068) into their own omnibus, “21st Century Competitiveness Act of 2007” (H.R. 2272). The bill, which passed by a voice vote on 21 May 2007, includes provisions to improve K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through teacher training and mentoring, to support and strengthen basic research, to reauthorize the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology, and to improve high performance computing.
For more information about the House and Senate science and innovation bills, please see these previous Public Policy Reports:
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