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Science and Technology on Capitol Hill This Week

U.S. Capitol buildingThis week boasts a slew of congressional hearings on science and technology policy issues:

Tuesday

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment: “Renewable Energy and the Global Environment.” 2 p.m.

House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property: “Stifling or Stimulating – The Role of Gene Patents in Research and Genetic Testing.” 2 p.m.

House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment: “Research to Improve Water-Use Efficiency and Conservation: Technologies and Practices.” 2 p.m.

Wednesday

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Internet: “The Status of the Digital Television Transition – Part 3.” 9:30 a.m.

House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education: “Research on Environmental and Safety Impacts of Nanotechnology: Current Status of Planning and Implementation under the National Nanotechnology Initiative.” 10 a.m.

House Science and Technology Committee: “Aviation Safety: Can NASA Do More to Protect the Public?” 1 p.m.

Thursday

House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement: “Too Many Cooks” Coordinating Federal and State Health IT.” 2 p.m.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee: “Protecting the U.S. From Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Reinvesting in Control and New Tools Research.” 10 a.m.

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