Seven Reasons Congress Must Reauthorize America COMPETES

September 12, 2014 9:20 PM

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Throughout my career in public service - first as President of West Virginia Wesleyan College, then as Governor of West Virginia, and now in the U.S. Senate as Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - I have supported investments in science and technology, and in educating our young people in these areas. There is no better way to maintain our global leadership and economic vitality.

In July, I chaired a hearing of the Commerce Committee to talk about the importance of federal funding for basic research and how we can best invest in research and development (R&D) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to keep our nation competitive.

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