Attempt to reinstate the congressional technology office falls flat in House

FedScoop: A near-annual attempt to bring back the congressional office formerly tasked with providing objective analysis of scientific and technical issues failed Friday.

House Republicans blocked a measure to bring back the Office of Technology Assessment in a 217-195 vote.

Democrats — led by Reps. Mark Takano, D-Calif., and Bill Foster, D-Ill.— tried to tack on an amendment to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to reestablish the office.

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