Congress Considering Revamping the National Science Foundation
April 15, 2021
The Senate Commerce Committee just held another round of hearings on the proposed Endless Frontier Act. The act would expand the role of the National Science Foundation and provide ramped-up funding for research on advanced technologies, among other actions. In a series of essays on the Endless Frontier Act, Issues explores the act’s potential benefits, such as helping the United States compete with China, and possible downsides, such as how science and technology can be a regressive factor in the economy. Suggestions for improving the legislation also figure in the mix.