House and Senate conferees working on a final version of a national energy policy (H.R. 4) today agreed on clean coal provisions.
Rep. Ralph M.
Second Session (2002)
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Yesterday, the House of Representatives rejected an amendment, offered by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), to provide information about the impacts of plant biotechnology on the environment. The amendment was defeated 259-165, with Republican Members voting 216-1 in opposition to the amendment.
The House of Representatives today passed a bill 397-25 that would authorize the first three years of a five-year doubling of the budget of the National Science Foundation. Democratic Members supported the bill by a margin of 201-3.
The House of Representatives today passed the Cyber Security Research and Development Act by a vote of 400-12. The bill (H.R.
The House Science Committee Democratic staff today released its analysis of the President's FY2003 budget request for R&D programs. Defense R&D increases 8%, the National Institutes of Health increases 17%, and all other civilian R&D is collectively frozen.
U.S. Rep. Brian Baird (WA) of the Science Committee introduced legislation on Friday, November 16th, to secure the nation's information infrastructure.