The Innovation 15: Our Most Science and Tech-Friendly Members of Congress

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The Innovation 15: Our Most Science- and Tech-Friendly Members of Congress
So maybe things aren’t that great. The 113th Congress of the United States is on track to enact just 251 laws in its two-year session, the least productive Congress since 1973. If a bill attempts to do anything more than rename a post office, it’s likely to languish in committee, ignored, while lawmakers sling partisan dung over budgets and borders. Not a great environment for innovation-minded legislation trying to become law. But it’s midterm- election time in America, and 33 Senate seats and every seat in the House of Representatives are up for grabs. If we’re to find hope that something good and exciting might get done, it is in a set of incumbents who are already asking our government to make American ingenuity a priority. These are the senators and representatives spurring innovation from their respective perches, be it through urging the committees they serve on to seek solutions to our energy issues, casting yea votes for funding science research and education, or introducing legislation that seeks new technology for Congress itself….

 


One Comment on “The Innovation 15: Our Most Science and Tech-Friendly Members of Congress”

  1. Mike says:

    “Not a great environment for innovation-minded legislation trying to become law.”

    There is no such thing. The Government does not ‘spur innovation’! All the Government can do is get in the way of innovation. Period.

    And the premise that productivity of Government is getting laws passed? Hogwash!

    Productivity of Government can only be measured by how well it has protected Individual Freedom and Liberty as well as our property rights, in addition to REMOVING itself from interference with the above mentioned ‘innovation’ by the Citizenry.

    If anything, the productivity of Government should be measured by how many laws are REMOVED from the books less the number added. That would be something to see!

    Frankly… Politicians doing nothing is to the benefit of all of us. The less they do, the less they DO TO US.

    This entire piece is so flawed as to make my head hurt.

    The fact someone can write such drivel explains clearly why we are in the shape we’re in.


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