Although the impeachment trial commands center stage right now, a number of issues that may affect science and technology will be facing the 106th Congress this year. Below are highlights of some of those items:
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION:Education will be a hot topic in the 106th Congress. New House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) cited it as one of his top priorities, and President Clinton highlighted it in his State of the Union address. In addition, federal education programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act need to be reauthorized this year.