GOP blocking science and technology bill




The Party of No lives! They might break out with a rash if they were somehow associated with anything as progressive as science and technology. They’re tripping over themselves to save Big Oil from their financial responsibilities but somehow it’s OK to spend taxpayer money for oil spills caused by bad the oil industry.

It was strike two for a major science funding bill Wednesday as House Republicans again united to derail legislation they said was too expensive.

Going down to defeat was the America COMPETES Act, which would have committed more than $40 billion over three years to boost funding for the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies involved in basic and applied science, provided loan guarantees to small businesses developing new technologies and promoted science and math education.


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