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The United States may have its first set of national science and technology goals this year if Congress clears a bill which has been inpreparation for five years. The House Science and Technology Committee has turned over its finished National Science and Technology Policy and Organization Act of 1975 for House consideration after compiling some 2500 pages of expert testimony and analyses of the nation's scientific and technological priorities.

Congressman Olin E. Teague, cosponsor of the bill and chairman of the Science and Technology Committee which shaped it, said the bill would provide the nation with unified objectives and priorities for science and technology and would help prevent future crises of energy, food, and material shortages. It would also establish a new Office of Science and Technology Policy to assist the President and a Federal Science and Technology Survey Committee to monitor the new federal science and technology activities.