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December 21, 2017

Comstock’s bipartisan STEM bill passes House with huge support

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The Ripon Advance – Bipartisan legislation by U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) supporting expanded participation of women and other underrepresented individuals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) passed the House on Dec. 18 by an overwhelming margin of 376 to 9.

“In order to have a vibrant STEM economy that provides opportunity and prosperity for all we must be the leader in STEM fields,” said Comstock, chairwoman of the Research and Technology Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

“To do that, we need to develop the talent of all Americans, especially our researchers and scientists who rely on the strength of their diversity as they work with one another to advance research and other scientific breakthroughs,” she added.

Read more at The Ripon Advance.

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