2007 in Review: Good and Bad News for Science Policy

Angela Stark and Laura Kolton

During the first half of 2007, Congress achieved a major victory with the passage of the America COMPETES Act, which authorized significant new investments in federal research and key science education programs. The thrill of victory was diminished by year’s end, however, when science and technology funding fell victim to budget pressures and a showdown between the White House and Congress over spending levels.

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