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Feb 23, 2006 Press Release
The National Science Board's new report, <em>America's Pressing Challenge - Building a Stronger Foundation</em>, supports the focus of Science Committee Ranking Democrat Bart Gordon (D-TN) on the connections between education and economic competitiveness (February 23, 2006)
Feb 16, 2006 Hearing

Opening Statement By Hon. Mark Udall

Good morning. I’d like to join my colleagues in welcoming Administrator Griffin and Deputy Administrator Dale. I enjoyed our recent conversation, and I look forward to more opportunities to exchange views.

Feb 16, 2006 Press Release
Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN), Ranking Democrat on the House Science Committee, writes NASA Administrator Michael Griffin to encourage his effort to assure free and open scientific communication at the space agency (February 16, 2006)
Feb 16, 2006 Press Release
Budget numbers presented by NASA Administrator Michael Griffin do not support the Administration's Vision for Space Exploration, in the view of Science Committee Ranking Democrat Bart Gordon (D-TN) and Space Subcommittee Ranking Democrat Mark Udall (D-CO) (February 16, 2006)
Feb 15, 2006 Press Release
Rep. David Wu, Ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards, pressed OSTP Director Dr. John Marburger for an explanation of the recent suspension of a grant for forest research at Oregon State University (February 15, 2006)
Feb 15, 2006 Hearing

Opening Statement By Hon. Bart Gordon

Thank you Mr. Chairman. I join you in welcoming our distinguished panel to this morning’s hearing. It’s good to see you all again. However, I do think it’s unfortunate that we have you all here for only one day of hearings.

Feb 15, 2006 Press Release

A House Committee on Science hearing today with federal agency Administrators to review the Administration’s FY2007 budget led Committee Democrats to conclude that there’s more to be done to keep America competitive in the global marketplace.

Feb 14, 2006 Press Release
The Democratic Caucus of the House Science Committee analyzes President George Bush's proposed budget for research and development in Fiscal Year 2007 - and finds it wanting (February 14, 2006)
Feb 7, 2006 Press Release

The Administration submitted its budget request to Congress this week for Fiscal Year 2007.   After careful analysis, Science Committee Democrats found that, "As usual, the devil is in the details."

Jan 31, 2006 Press Release
Reacting to announcement of the American Competitiveness Initiative in the 2006 State of the Union Address, Science Committee Ranking Democrat noted that he had introduced legislation to achieve the President's goals and hoped to work with him to  bolster American economic competitiveness (January 31, 2006)