Friday, September 19th, 2014

Promises about Science on The Obameter

Increase funding for land-grant colleges

"Obama will increase research and educational funding for land-grant colleges."

Double federal spending for research on clean fuels

Will "double science and research funding for clean energy projects including those that make use of our biomass, solar and wind resources."

Reverse restrictions on stem cell research

"I believe that the restrictions that President Bush has placed on funding of human embryonic stem cell research have handcuffed our scientists and hindered our ability to compete with other nations. As president, I will lift the current administration’s ban on federal funding of research on embryonic stem cell lines created after August 9, 2001 through executive order ... .."

Ensure that stem cell research is conducted ethically and with vigorous oversight

"I believe that the restrictions that President Bush has placed on funding of human embryonic stem cell research have handcuffed our scientists and hindered our ability to compete with other nations. As president ... I will ensure that all research on stem cells is conducted ethically and with rigorous oversight."