America Doesn’t COMPETE(S)

(Washington, DC) – Today, although H.R. 5325, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, received bipartisan support of the majority of Members present, it failed to garner the two-thirds required for bills considered as a suspension.

“I’m disappointed, but not deterred,”said Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN). “As I’ve said before, this bill is too important to let fall by the way-side. More than half of our economic growth since World War II can be directly attributed to development and adoption of new technologies. The path is simple: research leads to innovation; innovation leads to economic development and good paying jobs. Creating good jobs is the goal of this bill, and it is what our country needs right now.”
H.R. 5325 is a reintroduction of H.R. 5116, and is identical with two exceptions: it reduces the authorization period from five to three years, and it adopts the language from the Motion to Recommit banning the use of the authorized funds to pay the salary of federal employees disciplined for looking at pornography at work. It includes the 52 amendments to H.R. 5116 adopted on the House Floor.
From here. This is very sad. Be angry about this too. This was $40 billion that was to go to Science! education. Every Democrat voted for it. Only 15 Republikians did. Normally I don’t like to say “Republicans this” or “Democrats that” but I will here. REPUBLICANS KILLED THIS. THEY ARE KILLING OUR FUTURE.
Science education makes our country stronger.
“I’m disappointed, but not deterred,”said Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN). “As I’ve said before, this bill is too important to let fall by the way-side. More than half of our economic growth since World War II can be directly attributed to development and adoption of new technologies. The path is simple: research leads to innovation; innovation leads to economic development and good paying jobs. Creating good jobs is the goal of this bill, and it is what our country needs right now.”
Voting against this is the dumbest thing ever. I get it, you don’t want to spend money, but this is for something that will benefit America, make us a stronger nation. It even had the porn bit in it and they voted against it. They must hate America.
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