FYI is an objective, authoritative digest of science policy developments in Washington impacting the physical science community.

“Nanotech is a true science race between the nations, and we should be encouraging the transition from research breakthroughs to commercial development.  I believe the U.S. should excel in this area.”  So stated House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Chairman Lee Terry (R-NE) at a hearing last month on nanotechnology.

27 Aug 2014

Energy Critical Elements Bill:

FYI #136 reviewed the provisions of H.R. 1022, the Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act of 2014 as introduced in March 2013.  The bill considered on the House floor differed from this original version, following bipartisan discussion, in several ways:

22 Aug 2014

Indicative of the awareness of Washington policy makers about the importance of critical materials are an announcement from the Office of Science and Technology Policy, action on the House floor on energy critical elements legislation, and a House subcommittee hearing.

20 Aug 2014