Bush pledges increased science research and education funding


  • Mohi Kumar


In his 31 January State of the Union address, U.S. President George W. Bush announced two new initiatives aimed at galvanizing scientific research and education.

For the American Competitiveness Initiative, Bush proposes to “double the federal commitment to the most critical basic research programs in the physical sciences in the next 10 years…[and to] make permanent the research and development tax credit to encourage bolder private-sector initiative in technology”