This will be a daunting task. With the Budget Control Act, Congress appears to have said, in effect, that federally sponsored science has no role to play in advancing the economy, that unemployment is a problem that only time will cure, and that the nation’s best days are behind us. How contrary to American tradition that would be! It must not prevail.
U.S. Congressman Rush Holt (D) represents New Jersey’s 12th District. A resarcher and educator, he holds a Ph.D. in physics from New York University.
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