Keeping America Competitive Through Investments in R&D

March 6, 2012

253 Russell Senate Office Building

Feature Image 3WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space announces an upcoming hearing on keeping America competitive through investments in R&D.

At this hearing, the Subcommittee will consider the current state of federal research and development in context of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 and the President’s fiscal year 2013 budget request.  During this hearing, the Subcommittee will focus on progress made toward achieving the goals of America COMPETES, including preparing a skilled workforce to meet the needs of the innovation economy, the use of public-private partnerships to facilitate development of technologies for commercialization, and others. 

Please note the hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website.  Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact Collenne Wider at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.


Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable John P. Holdren

    Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
    Executive Office of the President
  • The Honorable Patrick D. Gallagher

    Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology
    Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • The Honorable Subra Suresh

    National Science Foundation
    Suresh Testimony (187.62 KB)
  • Dr. Mason Peck

    Chief Technologist
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Peck Testimony (226.23 KB)