CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 1307 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN) on April 29, 2010.
H.Res. 1307 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the significance of the anniversary of the founding of the National Science Foundation;
• "Acknowledges that 60 years of National Science Foundation achievements and service to the United States have advanced our Nation's leadership in discovery, innovation, and learning in science, engineering, and mathematics; and
• "Reaffirms its commitment to support investments in basic research, education, and technological advancement through the National Science Foundation, one of the premier scientific organizations in the World."
According to the resolution's findings, Congress created the National Science Foundation in 1950 to promote the progress of science, to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare, and to secure the national defense.