By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The jobs and science funding America Competes Act has stalled out in the House of Representatives after being beaten back twice in the past two weeks.

Last week the bi-partisan bill was temporarily killed through a parliamentary tactic called a motion to recommit, and this week it was voted down because the procedure used to bring it to vote required two-thirds support for its passage.

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