For more information on the bill:
- The final vote in the House was 228 to 130 with 75 members not voting. The details of the vote are here: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll659.xml
- The Speaker of the House held a press event to mark the “enrollment” of the bill and its formal transmittal to the President, see remarks from the event here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pelosi-transcript-of-enrollment-ceremony-for-competes-act-112345239.html
- Retiring House Science and Technology Committee Chairman Bart Gordon issued a press release on COMPETES Passage: http://science.house.gov/press/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=2962
- S+T Committee Ranking Member and Incoming Republican Chairman Ralph Hall also issued a statement on the bill: http://gop.science.house.gov/PressRoom/Item.aspx?ID=281
- The Obama Administration issued a “Statement of Administration Policy” on the previous House version of the bill, passed in May: http://www.legistorm.com/score_sap/show/id/1317.html
- Education Week ran a blog piece summarizing the bill and the story behind its passage: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2010/12/legislation_to_reauthorize_the.html
And for a detailed summary of what this means for NSF (and other science organizations), click here.