21 Jul '11, 7pm

Independent #science advice shot down by Congress Still 176 votes=not bad for 24hrs notice! Vote tally

Restoring the Office of Technology Assessment The House is slated to vote to restore funding to the OTA on Friday, July 22. Help restore independent science advice to Congress by calling the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and urging your representative to support the Holt amendment to the legislative branch appropriations bill. Read Dr. Francesca Grifo's testimony to Congress on the need to refund the OTA: Written testimony (pdf), Oral testimony (pdf). Read the organizational letter in support of restoring the OTA (pdf). For more background on the OTA, read Dr. Gerald Epstein's article on restarting the OTA and visit the OTA Legacy website . What's an OTA? Why does Congress need one? Congress faces many complicated questions about issues such as nanotechnology, stem cell research, the effectiveness of airport and port security systems, the best armor and equipment t...

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