As the president recently noted, our nation is at a pivotal point. Our ability to out-educate and out-innovate our competition hinges on the federal government’s ability to lay a strong foundation for growth but also to partner with our educators and entrepreneurs so that they have the resources and support to propel our scientific, technological and economic pre-eminence.
Reps. Gerry Connolly (Va.) and Ron Kind (Wis.) are co-chairmen of the New Democrat Coalition’s Task Force on Innovation, Competitiveness and Tax Reform.
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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