House Panel Moves to Tighten NSF Controls, Leaving Senate Approval in Doubt

The House science committee on Wednesday approved a Republican-sponsored bill to tighten control over the National Science Foundation, overriding a series of Democratic objections while leaving the legislation with thin odds for eventual passage in the Senate.

The committee voted, 20 to 16, in favor of the measure, known as the First Act, with all of the panel’s attending Republicans supporting it