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House Proceeding 04-24-07 on Apr 24th, 2007 :: 1:45:18 to 1:55:07
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of the whole. . all points of order are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule 21. at the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment, the committee shall rise and report

Dennis A. Cardoza

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Dennis A. Cardoza: the bill to the house with such amendments as may have been adopted. any member may demand a separate vote in the house on any amendment adopted in the committee of the whole to the bill or to the committee

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Speech By: Dennis A. Cardoza

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Dennis A. Cardoza: amendment in the nature of a substitute. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion

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Dennis A. Cardoza: to recommit with or without instructions. section 2, during consideration in the house of h.r. 363, pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the chair may postpone further

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1:45:56 to 1:46:08( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: consideration of the bill to such time as may be designated by the speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for one hour. mr. cardoza: thank you,

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Dennis A. Cardoza: madam speaker. for the purpose of debate only, i yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from washington, mr. hastings. all time yielded during consideration of the rule is for debate only.

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Dennis A. Cardoza: i yield myself such time as i may consume, and i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and to insert extraneous material

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Dennis A. Cardoza: into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cardoza: madam speaker, house resolution 318 provides for the consideration of h.r. 363, the sowing the seeds through science

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1:46:42 to 1:46:57( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: and engineering research act under a structured rule. the rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and the ranking member of the committee on science

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Dennis A. Cardoza: and technology. the rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except for clauses 9 and 10 of rule 21. the bill shall be considered as read. the rule makes in order and provides

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1:47:10 to 1:47:22( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: appropriate waivers for all three amendments that were submitted for consideration. the first amendment to be debated on the floor will that of the gentleman from texas, mr. hall, the ranking member

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Dennis A. Cardoza: of the science and technology committee. it provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. madam speaker, the talent, intellect and entrepreneurial spirit of the american

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Dennis A. Cardoza: people has made this nation the leader in technological advancements. in fact, high tech industries drive economic growth around the world. every day, however, my constituents tell me the united

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Dennis A. Cardoza: states is falling further and further behind our competitors in europe and asia. the united states continues to lead the world in many statisticsal categories, the number of scientists and

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Dennis A. Cardoza: engineers. however, the rest of the world is increasing its capacity, its r&d investments and its will to catch up with us. other countries, such as china and india, are pouring resources

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Dennis A. Cardoza: into their scientific and technological infrastructure at staggering rates, which is increasing their ability to compete with us on the -- in the global economy. for example, in south korea, 38%

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Dennis A. Cardoza: of undergraduates received their degrees in science or engineering. in france, the figure is 47%. in china, it's 50%. and in singh pour it's 67%. in the united states -- in singapore, it's 67%.

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Dennis A. Cardoza: more telling is the fact that approximately 1/3 of u.s. students intending to major in engineering switch majors to something else before graduating. madam speaker, the warning signs could

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Dennis A. Cardoza: not be any clearer. our leadership in the race to discovery is being challenged at unparalleled levels around the world. we cannot ignore this challenge, and we cannot afford to ignore this challenge.

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Dennis A. Cardoza: our society has always depended on innovation and discovery. it has depended on pioneers who push themselves to their intellectual and physical limits to find the hidden paths that lead to that

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Dennis A. Cardoza: discovery. over 125 years ago, thomas edison, who famously quiped that he had not failed but said he found 10,000 different ways that would not work, invented the light bulb. and it was albert

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Dennis A. Cardoza: einstein who said, i never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking. my point, madam speaker, is that our advancement as a society depends on leading the search

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Dennis A. Cardoza: for the unknown. americans must continue to research. we must continue to develop, and we must continue to innovate in order to create a new and thriving industry that will prodeuce millions

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Dennis A. Cardoza: of good jobs and a better future for our children. to do that, however, we must continue to reinvigorate america's commitment to this discovery process. the national academy of science has

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Dennis A. Cardoza: recently released a report rising above the gathering storm. the report outlines specific recommendations to enhance the scientific building blocks in the united states. the bill we have

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Dennis A. Cardoza: today before us, h.r. 363, the sowing the seeds through science and engineering research act, draws directly from several of those recommendations. to paraphrase the report, the report recommends

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Dennis A. Cardoza: that we strengthen our nation's commitment to research, to retain the flow of new ideas that fuel the economy, provide security, and enhance our quality of life. in that regard, h.r. 363 seeks

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Dennis A. Cardoza: to improve federal support for scientific research and education in order to maintain our position as the inequivocal global leader in innovation. h.r. 363 creates a program at the national science

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Dennis A. Cardoza: foundation to reward grants to scientists and engineers at the early stages of their careers at colleges, universities and research institutions across the country. young researchers are

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Dennis A. Cardoza: eligible to receive up to $80,000 per year for five years. the awards are granted on a competitive basis and based on intellectual merit of their work, the innovation and innovative or transform

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Dennis A. Cardoza: tif nature of the proposed research and the researchers' potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge. the bill requires that the national science foundation director allocate at least

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Dennis A. Cardoza: 3.5% of its research funding for this grant program. the bill has a similar grant for which $25 million is authorized. h.r. 363 sdrects n.s.f. to allocate at least 1.5% of its research funds to an

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Dennis A. Cardoza: integrated graduate, education and research training program. this program provides support to those scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education. just this

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Dennis A. Cardoza: week, madam speaker, my -- the president of my alma mater from the university of maryland, dr. mote, came by to describe some of the challenges of young researchers in this area. it's so

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1:52:30 to 1:52:44( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: appropriate that congress is taking this action at this time. this bill establishes the presidential innovation award, an award which will recognize scientists and engineers who develop unique

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Dennis A. Cardoza: innovations in the national interest. the bill creates a national coordination office within the office of science and technology policy, to better coordinate research efforts. and finally, h.r.

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1:52:57 to 1:53:09( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: 363 directs the national institute of standards and technology to provide a report to congress on the efforts to attract and retain young researchers. but this bill goes far beyond the

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Dennis A. Cardoza: lasting impacts of innovation. it goes far beyond our ability to compete in the global economy. it will plant the seesdz of hope for a better -- seeds of hope for a better community. i know

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Dennis A. Cardoza: what research funding can do. at the university of california at merced, my hometown in my district, is on the cutting edge of several research projects where additional funding could

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Dennis A. Cardoza: spur the next big breakthrough. u.c. merced is the leader in solar concentration technologies, just many of our ongoing projects. to date, this research has largely been supported through public-private

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Dennis A. Cardoza: partnerships. however, increased research funding could increase the solar power and solar thermal technologies. and if affordability is within our grasp, we can decrease the carbon emissions and

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Dennis A. Cardoza: reduce our dependence on foreign oil, southerly worthy goals for this congress. this is but one example of research that has the potential to define and shape tomorrow. and it is this

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Dennis A. Cardoza: type of project that would benefit from the funding of this bill. but how many more ideas could welcome reality if our researchers only have the tools that they sorely need? how many many more concept

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Dennis A. Cardoza: ors ideas are out there on the -- concepts or ideas are out there on the horizons waiting to be discovered? madam speaker, it's our duty and our responsibility as legislators to help make those

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Dennis A. Cardoza: dreams and ideas become a reality. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr. hastings: thank you, madam speaker. i want

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Dennis A. Cardoza: to thank the gentleman from california, mr. cardoza, for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. i ask unanimous consent to revise and

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Dennis A. Cardoza: extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hastings: madam speaker, it's vital that the united states continue to grow more globally competitive in the areas of scientific

Doc Hastings

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Doc Hastings: research and technology. federal and private investment in supporting research and development is essential to the health of our economy and our competitiveness as a nation. we must plan for the future

Doc Hastings

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Speech By: Doc Hastings

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