Status Report

AIP FYI #75: Raising the Profile: House Vote on NSF Bill

By SpaceRef Editor
June 21, 2002
Filed under , ,

It is generally agreed that the National Science Foundation
has had a relatively low profile in Congress and among the
general electorate. A clear sign of how that is changing is
the House of Representatives’ overwhelming vote earlier this
month for H.R. 4664, the Investing in America’s Future Act.
This authorizing bill would begin a doubling of the
foundation’s budget over five years.

Constituents wishing to write to their representative about
this vote can do so through a House of Representatives e-mail
web site. Go to

There were 397 yes votes in favor of the passage of this bill.
Twenty-five Members voted no, and 12 Members did not vote. In
the interest of space, only those Members voting against the
passage of H.R. 4664 and Members who did not vote are listed

All Members NOT listed below voted FOR the passage of the


  • Collins, Michael (R-GA)
  • Deal, Nathan (R-GA)
  • Flake, Jeff (R-AZ)
  • Herger, Wally (R-CA)
  • Hostettler, John (R-IN)
  • Hyde, Henry (R-IL)
  • Jones, Walter (R-NC)
  • Kerns, Brian (R-IN)
  • Kingston, Jack (R-GA)
  • Miller, Gary (R-CA)
  • Mollohan, Alan (D-WV)
  • Norwood, Charles (R-GA)
  • Paul, Ron (R-TX)
  • Peterson, Collin (D-MN)
  • Petri, Thomas (R-WI)
  • Rohrabacher, Dana (R-CA)
  • Royce, Edward (R-CA)
  • Sensenbrenner, James (R-WI)
  • Shadegg, John (R-AZ)
  • Stearns, Cliff (R-FL)
  • Stump, Bob (R-AZ)
  • Tancredo, Thomas (R-CO)
  • Taylor, Gene (D-MS)
  • Terry, Lee (R-NE)
  • Weldon, Dave (R-FL)


  • Blagojevich, Rod (D-IL)
  • Callahan, Sonny (R-AL)
  • Gilchrest, Wayne (R-MD)*
  • Hilliard, Earl (D-AL)
  • LaFalce, John (D-NY)
  • Meeks, Gregory (D-NY)
  • Morella, Constance (R-MD)*
  • Ortiz, Solomon (D-TX) #
  • Peterson, John (R-PA)
  • Riley, Bob (R-AL)
  • Slaughter, Louise (D-NY)
  • Traficant, James (D-OH)

*Rep. Wayne Gilchrist (R-MD) and Rep. Constance Morrella (R-
MD) are original cosponsors of H.R. 4664.

# Note that the Congressional Record states: “Mr. ORTIZ. Mr.
Speaker, on final passage of H.R. 4664, Investing in America’s
Future Act, I was on the House Floor and cast an ‘aye’ vote
for H.R. 4664. I later learned my vote was not recorded.
I wanted to advise the House that had my vote been recorded, I
would have voted ‘aye’ on final passage for H.R. 4664.”

Richard M. Jones
Media and Government Relations Division
The American Institute of Physics
(301) 209-3095

SpaceRef staff editor.