How Congress wrecked its own science bill, explained in 600 words

Posted on AllSides June 4th, 2021
From The Left

Earlier this year, it looked like Congress would do the unthinkable: pass a truly big, bipartisan bill. The legislation, known as the Endless Frontier Act, would provide a huge funding boost to American science research — framed as a way to compete with China. In the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) led the charge, and it looked like the bill would pass with support from both parties.

But in the past few months, two things happened: As the legislation worked through the Senate process,...

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