Democrats Push to Revive Congress’ Tech Office

House Democrats are pushing to revive funding for a nonpartisan agency intended to better inform lawmakers about technology.

At issue is the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), which was created by Congress in 1972 but closed its doors in 1995 after the then GOP-controlled House cut its funding.

The agency provided lawmakers and staffers with expertise on science and technology issues relevant to legislation and public policy, including the areas of intellectual property, technological change, and climate.

Read more at The Hill

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