Rush Holt

Jun. 13, 2014

Rep. Rush Holt: Science and Congress

Representative Rush Holt talks about how “thinking like a scientist” can help the political process.

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Sep. 16, 2011

Balancing Budgets With R and D

Congressman Rush Holt argues for keeping research and development as a key part of the federal budget.

budget, policy, congress

Feb. 18, 2011

Science Funding And The Budget

White House Science Advisor John Holdren on science and spending.

holdren, potus, government, budget, science policy

Jan. 23, 2009

Future of Innovation and Research Funding

As the new administration in Washington gets underway, we'll talk about funding for research and innovation in hostile economic times. Will the economic stimulus package use science funding as a tool?

science funding, economic stimulus

Oct. 17, 2008

Science and The Economy: Rush Holt

Ira talks with Rush Holt, plasma physicist and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, about how the troubled economic times may affect the outlook for science and technology in the US.

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