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Sympathetic ear when pressing Congress for science facilities money

February 23, 2010

Administrators from several research universities were given a chance Tuesday on Capitol Hill to plead their case for more federal money to rebuild science facilities that have been left to deteriorate over decades of insufficient government support.

The hearing was held by the House Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, whose members expressed concern that the United States could be losing its global edge in science.

Lawmakers also took the opportunity to question whether the universities, including the University of Arizona and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, were doing enough themselves.

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