Revolutionizing Energy Technology Development
The solution to the current energy crisis will come from American innovation; however, the current approach to energy research hasn’t resulted in the breakthroughs we need. The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy or ARPA-E will revolutionize how our country develops new energy technologies.
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Committee Celebrates 50 Years of Scientific Advancement With
Special Guest Bill Gates
Chairman Gordon and Bill Gates discussed America’s past and future scientific leadership prior to the hearing on March 12, 2008.
At a recent Committee hearing, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates addressed the state of America’s global leadership in science and technology. Committee Members reviewed domestic technological advancement over the past half century, as this year marks the Committee’s 50th anniversary.
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President Signs Committee's Landmark Innovation Legislation
White House photo. Behind the President, from L-R: Dr. John Marburger; Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN) and Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM).
(Washington, DC) On August 9, 2007, President Bush signed into law H.R. 2272, the America COMPETES Act. On August 2, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate the passed groundbreaking legislation aimed at ensuring the United States’ strong footing as a global economic leader and retaining our “brainpower advantage.”
H.R. 2272, the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education and Science Act (COMPETES), makes improvements to math and science education and strengthens the nation’s commitment to scientific research.
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