[caption id="attachment_31260" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Only 15 of 163 House Republicans voted for the America COMPETES Act on May 19."]Fifteen of 163 House Republicans voted for the America COMPETES Act May 19.[/caption]

It was strike two for a major science funding bill on May 19 as House Republicans again united to derail legislation they said was too expensive.

Going down to defeat was an updated version of the America COMPETES Act, legislation that would have committed more than $40 billion over three years to boost funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other federal...

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