Rep. Ralph M. Hall (D-TX), the Ranking Minority Member of the House Science Committee, today introduced legislation designed to improve K-12 science and mathematics education in the nation’s schools.
The House Science Committee Democratic staff today released its analysis of the President's FY2002 budget request for R&D programs, which highlights substantial departures from the Clinton Administration's overall policies for R&D. Four major themes emerge from the analysis:
The House Science Committee held a hearing yesterday to ask classroom teachers how the Federal Government can help improve kindergarten through Grade 12 science and math education. Three of the four teachers who testified are current winners of the
Democrats on the House Science Committee today selected their subcommittees, and the Full Committee unanimously adopted a resolution approving the Democratic action, thus completing the Committee's organizational process. The process was suspended on February 14 to seek guidance from the Caucus on the status of several Members with temporary assignments to the Committee.
A senior Member of the House Science Committee expressed concern today at the release of the Bush Administration's preliminary budget. Lynn Rivers (D-MI) said, "This budget request remains sketchy, but what we do know suggests that our science programs will not receive adequate support from the Bush Administration."