Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
Science, Technology, and Innovation Subcommittee
FY 2009 Basic Research Budget
The Committee will explore the importance of basic research to U.S. competitiveness. The hearing will examine research and development budgets at agencies in the Committee’s jurisdiction, particularly the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as interagency science programs addressing climate change, nanotechnology, and information technology.