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Methamphetamine Abuse

Ranking Member Bart  Gordon (D-TN) highlighted the new website, offering a one-stop source of information on the methamphetamine epidemic and help for families and communities faced with the fallout from the dangerously-addictive drug.

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for schools and communities

Want to access educational resources for your school or community? There’s nothing better than free educational resources!

Start with a visit to NASA’s Digital Learning Network to connect directly and interact with NASA experts from the comfort of the classroom.

Teachers, check out NASA’s Personal Property surplus or available lab equipment from the Department of EnergyFree Computers may also be available to schools and non-profit groups through Computers for Learning.

What better way to learn first-hand about NASA’s space missions or research underway in your area than hearing it straight from the experts!  Often, agencies and professional organizations make resources available upon request.  Interested?

Check out the NASA Research Center in your area or NASA’s Regional Education experts.  Arrange for your class to explore our nation’s energy research labs to get the latest on high tech energy research from DOE.

Professional organizations like the American Astronomical Society (AAS) or the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) also make experts available to schools and communities.  Contact the AAS at or NCAR at for more information.

We will continue to add to this list, so check back here often!

U.S. Jobs Headed Overseas
in Steady Numbers

"Offshoring is moving up the technological food chain with more sophisticated jobs and facilities going overseas.  For workers this translates into flat job growth and stagnant wages, which is hard on American families and our communities.  We need to find ways for American workers to compete in the world economy without sacrificing their standard of living."

- Science Committee Ranking
Member Rep. Bart Gordon

Offshoring is a reality.  While many prefer to ignore the issue, U.S. jobs are being lost and U.S. workers are feeling the effects.

Science Democrats are working to bring the truth about offshoring to light. 

A new study from the Government Accountability Office confirms that U.S. jobs continue to be moved "offshore" to lower wage environments.  This study comes on the heels of a report from the Technology Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce that found much the same.

Read more about Democrats' efforts to curb this disturbing trend and protect the jobs of hard working Americans.

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