WASHINGTON, D.C.– Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement after today’s passage of the America COMPETES Act:
“The Senate came together today in a bipartisan fashion to ensure America keeps its edge in the science, research and technology that strengthens our economy, national defense and future. The America COMPETES Act increases our commitment to the National Science Foundation, NASA and other science-related federal agencies. It also invests in our future by strengthening our math and science education programs.
“It is encouraging to see the Senate unite to maintain America’s competitive advantage in the global economy. I am hopeful that we can continue to work together in this bipartisan manner to move this country forward.”