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4.6.1a. Naisc 968 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ACT
AMENDMENTS OF 1968
SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON SCIENCE
TO AMEND THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ACT OF 1950 TO MAKE CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF THE FOUNDATION,
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
AND FOR OTHEION OF THE POTS IN THE
NOVEMBER 15 AND 16, 1967
Printed for the use of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1968
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE
LISTER HILL, Alabama, Chairman WAYNE MORSE, Oregon
JACOB K. JAVITS, New York RALPH YARBOROUGH, Texas
WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont JOSEPH S. CLARK, Pennsylvania
PETER H. DOMINICK, Colorado JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia GEORGE MURPHY, California HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey PAUL J. FANNIN, Arizona CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island
ROBERT P. GRIFFIN, Michigan
STEWART E. MCCLURE, Chief Clerk
SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON SCIENCE
EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts, Chairman CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island
ROBERT P. GRIFFIN, Michigan (11)
Kennedy, Hon. Edward M., a U.S. Senator from the State of Massachu-
tive Office of the President...
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Article:
“Case for a National Social Science Foundation, The," by Senator
Fred R. Harris, from Science, August 4, 1967..
Handler, Dr. Philip, Chairman, National Science Board of the Na-
Senator Edward M. Kennedy, December 12, 1968.----
Humanities, to Senator Pell, December 14, 1967.-
legislative assistant, Office of Senator Kennedy of Massachusetts,
January 29, 1968, with attachment.. -
University, Cambridge, Mass., to Senator Pell, November 15, 1967..
Resources and Engineering Development, to Senator Edward M.
Kennedy, September 18, 1967-----
Present and Future," February 1, 1966
Obligations, by discipline, fiscal year 1966, a table....
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ACT AMENDMENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1967
Washington, D.C. The special subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 9:30 a.m., in room 4232, New Senate Office Building, Senator Edward M. Kennedy (chairman of the special subcommittee) presiding.
Present: Senators Kennedy of Massachusetts (presiding) and Pell.
Senator KENNEDY of Massachusetts. The subcommittee will come to order.
We begin today the first Senate hearings since 1950 devoted to a broad review of the National Science Foundation Act. I hope that the hearings will give us the base of information we in the Senate need if we are to streamline and modify the act to assure its continued participation in the forward march of American science.
For two consecutive years the House of Representatives has passed legislation amending the National Science Foundation Act. We have before us H.R. 5404 which passed the House last April 12. We also have before us S. 2598, which I introduced last month. It is different from the House bill, and I hope that these differences provoke discussions by our witnesses on the resolution of them.
I want to acknowledge at this point the appointment of this subcommittee by Chairman Lister Hill. He has a deep personal interest in this specific legislation, as he does in the general subject we are considering this morning. The membership includes Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island and Senator Robert Griffin of Michigan, both of whom have shown a significant interest in the National Science Foundation, as well as the scientific community generally.
I order the text of the bills referred to printed in the record at this point along with departmental reports we receive. (The bills S. 2598 and H.R. 5404 and departmental reports follow:)