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NNI Reauthorization–Here we go again

Earlier today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed its version of the National Nanotechnology Initiative reauthorization amendments, H.R. 554.  The passage was by "voice vote," meaning there is no record of who may have voted for or against the reauthorization.  This is the next step towards complete reauthorization of the NNI.… Continue Reading

NNI Reauthorization Reintroduced

Yesterday, Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN), Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology introduced H.R. 554, the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2009.  This is a bill identical to the 110th Congress’s H.R. 5490, which passed the House by a 407 to 6 vote, but stalled in the Senate.  According to the Committee’s … Continue Reading

UPDATE: NNI Bill in Senate

The saga of the status of the NNI Reauthorization Bill in the Senate, S. 3274, continues.  Remember we provided information previously about the status of reauthorization and the dangers involved in letting the legislation lapse. The NanoBusiness Alliance is reporting that the markup for the bill is now scheduled for September, but no further information is … Continue Reading

NNI Reauthorization Stalling in Senate

Today’s lesson is: never count your chickens before they hatch.  You’ll remember a few months back, the House overwhelmingly passed legislation reauthorizing the National Nanotechnology Initiative, and slightly modifying some of the work they do.  At the time, I surmised (to myself) that passage through the Senate was likely to be quick.  Perhaps not.… Continue Reading

NNI Reauthorization

The Risk Policy Report is reporting that Congressional re-authorization for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, the cross-agency program designed to study nanotechnology issues, is underway.  The current funding is set to expire at the end of the 2008 fiscal year.… Continue Reading