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Revolutionizing Energy Technology Development

The solution to the current energy crisis will come from American innovation; however, the current approach to energy research hasn’t resulted in the breakthroughs we need. The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy or ARPA-E will revolutionize how our country develops new energy technologies. Read more »

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Committee Celebrates 50 Years of Scientific Advancement With Special Guest Bill Gates

Chairman Bart Gordon discusses American competitiveness with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates March 12, 2008

Chairman Gordon and Bill Gates discussed America’s past and future scientific leadership prior to the hearing on March 12, 2008.

At a recent Committee hearing, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates addressed the state of America’s global leadership in science and technology.  Committee Members reviewed domestic technological advancement over the past half century, as this year marks the Committee’s 50th anniversary. Read more about the hearing with Bill Gates »

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President Signs Committee's Landmark Innovation Legislation

President Bush signs H.R. 2272, with lawmakers nearby.

White House photo. Behind the President, from L-R: Dr. John Marburger; Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN) and Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM).

(Washington, DC) On August 9, 2007, President Bush signed into law H.R. 2272, the America COMPETES Act. On August 2,  Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate the passed groundbreaking legislation aimed at ensuring the United States’ strong footing as a global economic leader and retaining our “brainpower advantage.”

Click image to hear Chairman Gordon speak on House floor.

H.R. 2272, the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education and Science Act (COMPETES), makes improvements to math and science education and strengthens the nation’s commitment to scientific research. Read more» 

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Methamphetamine Abuse and Clean-Up

After a two-year effort, Chairman Bart Gordon saw his legislation on methamphetamine clean-up standards signed into law  on December 21, 2007.  The House passed H.R. 365 on February 8, 2007 and the Senate cleared it on December 11, 2007.  Gordon authored this bill in an effort to assist state and local authorities in cleaning up the scourge of methamphetamine use and production in their local communities.

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