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Washington, D.C. – The PACE Act – a package of three bills designed to boost federal funding for science and education programs, today garnered its 60th cosponsor. Thirty Democrats and 30 Republicans have signed on to sponsors the bill. The most recent co-sponsors include Majority Leader Bill Frist and Minority Leader Harry Reid.

President Bush tonight is expected to announce the Administration’s own competitiveness initiative. Senators Domenici and Bingaman will be with the President in New Mexico on Friday when he speaks to an audience in Albuquerque about the Administration’s efforts.

Senator Domenici and Senator Bingaman issued the following statements regarding the achievement of 60 cosponsors:

Senator Domenici:

“I’m delighted not only to have 60 cosponsors on our bill, but to have them divided evenly between Republican and Democrat. The passion for maintaining America’s leading edge crosses party lines. Sixty cosponsors in less than a week reflects a broad commitment in the Senate to do what it takes to grow our brain power and maintain America’s role as the global leader, a commitment President Bush shares with us. I expect exciting things to come from these bills and the President’s own competitiveness initiative.”

Senator Bingaman:

“The bipartisan interest and support that my Senate colleagues have shown in this legislation is really very encouraging. I’m also encouraged by news reports that President Bush is expected to mention global economic competitiveness in his State of the Union speech tonight.”


The package of  bills -- S. 2197, 2198 and 2199 – was introduced last week by Sens. Pete Domenici (R-NM), Bingaman, Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD).   Called the “Protecting America’s Competitive Edge” Act (PACE), the bills would add billions of dollars in federal funding for science and education programs.  The legislation stems from a report released last fall by the National Academy of Sciences that outlined a plan to ensure the U.S. remains economically competitive with the rest of the world.  Sens. Bingaman and Alexander, with the encouragement of Sen. Domenici, asked for the study.  Last month, in a meeting with President Bush, the three senators suggested that the President include this issue in his speech tonight.

Here’s the latest list of PACE co-sponsors:

Domenici
Bingaman
Alexander
Mikulski
Dodd
DeWine
Craig
Allen
Murray
Hutchison
Coleman
Lieberman
Bond
Cantwell
Bayh
Clinton
Voinovich
Lugar
Obama
Stabenow
Warner
Smith
Burns
Chambliss
Martinez
Akaka
Cornyn
Dayton
Kohl
Thomas
Talent
Hatch
Bill Nelson
Kerry
Menendez
Leahy
Salazar
Stevens

Washington, D.C. – The PACE Act – a package of three bills designed to boost federal funding for science and education programs, today garnered its 60th cosponsor. Thirty Democrats and 30 Republicans have signed on to sponsors the bill. The most recent co-sponsors include Majority Leader Bill Frist and Minority Leader Harry Reid.

President Bush tonight is expected to announce the Administration’s own competitiveness initiative. Senators Domenici and Bingaman will be with the President in New Mexico on Friday when he speaks to an audience in Albuquerque about the Administration’s efforts.

Senator Domenici and Senator Bingaman issued the following statements regarding the achievement of 60 cosponsors:

Senator Domenici:

“I’m delighted not only to have 60 cosponsors on our bill, but to have them divided evenly between Republican and Democrat. The passion for maintaining America’s leading edge crosses party lines. Sixty cosponsors in less than a week reflects a broad commitment in the Senate to do what it takes to grow our brain power and maintain America’s role as the global leader, a commitment President Bush shares with us. I expect exciting things to come from these bills and the President’s own competitiveness initiative.”

Senator Bingaman:

“The bipartisan interest and support that my Senate colleagues have shown in this legislation is really very encouraging. I’m also encouraged by news reports that President Bush is expected to mention global economic competitiveness in his State of the Union speech tonight.”


The package of bills -- S. 2197, 2198 and 2199 – was introduced last week by Sens. Pete Domenici (R-NM), Bingaman, Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). Called the “Protecting America’s Competitive Edge” Act (PACE), the bills would add billions of dollars in federal funding for science and education programs. The legislation stems from a report released last fall by the National Academy of Sciences that outlined a plan to ensure the U.S. remains economically competitive with the rest of the world. Sens. Bingaman and Alexander, with the encouragement of Sen. Domenici, asked for the study. Last month, in a meeting with President Bush, the three senators suggested that the President include this issue in his speech tonight.

Here’s the latest list of PACE co-sponsors:

Domenici
Bingaman
Alexander
Mikulski
Dodd
DeWine
Craig
Allen
Murray
Hutchison
Coleman
Lieberman
Bond
Cantwell
Bayh
Clinton
Voinovich
Lugar
Obama
Stabenow
Warner
Smith
Burns
Chambliss
Martinez
Akaka
Cornyn
Dayton
Kohl
Thomas
Talent
Hatch
Bill Nelson
Kerry
Menendez
Leahy
Salazar
Stevens
Biden
Inouye
Cochran
Hagel
Murkowski
Pryor
Enzi
Collins
Vitter
Landrieu
Lautenberg
Johnson
McConnell
Snowe
Reed
Specter
Schumer
Dorgan
Sarbanes
Reid
Frist
Rockefeller
Hagel
Murkowski
Pryor
Enzi
Collins
Vitter
Landrieu
Lautenberg
Johnson
McConnell
Snowe
Reed
Specter
Schumer
Dorgan
Sarbanes
Reid
Frist
Rockefeller