- The Washington Times - Monday, May 18, 2015

The White House on Monday night threatened to veto a House science, technology and innovation funding bill, saying the legislation makes unacceptably steep cuts for the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies.

The administration also argues that the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2015 would undermine efforts to enact regulations. The measure contains a provision that would prohibit the Energy Department, for example, from using the results of federally funded scientific research when developing rules and regulations.

“This provision would set an extremely harmful precedent of political interference in the scientific integrity of the regulation process, which would undermine the value of the federal research and development enterprise as a whole,” the White House Office of Management and Budget said in a statement of administration policy, the typical vehicle for delivering an official presidential veto threat.

 

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