Yesterday, during House Science Committee passage of the Homeland Security Bill (H.R. 5005), Committee Democrats offered several amendments that would strengthen and shape science and technology at the new Department.
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.