US Representative Bart Gordon (D–TN), who chairs the House Science and Technology Committee, mapped out his 2010 legislative agenda, according to ScienceInsider (However, as ScienceInsider says, Gordon has “a legislative batting average that would make a Little Leaguer blush.”) At the top of the agenda is reauthorizing the 2007 America COMPETES Act, which increased the research budgets at DOE, NIST, and NSF and created the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

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