- Nanotechnology 101
- Nanotechnology and You
- About the NNI
- What is the NNI?
- The NSET Subcommittee
- NSET's Participating Federal Partners
- Working Groups
- National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
- Contact Information
- Collaborations and Funding
- Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives
- Federal Funding & Infrastructure
- Business Development
- Publications and Resources
Congress funds nanotechnology research and development and establishes policies formulating the regulation of nano-products and materials. Federal agencies allocate funds and implement nanotechnology-related regulations. Congress passed National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), and President George W. Bush signed the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act into law in 2003.
Recent Congressional hearing activity has involved efforts tried to change and extend the NNI. There have also been budget hearings which included NNI funding. Nanotechnology-related caucus meetings and events are also routinely held on Capitol Hill.
Hearings & Events
April 14, 2011: Dr. Clayton Teague, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, tesified before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science, Space and Technology, United States House of Representatives for an Oversight on Nanotechnology hearing. See Dr. Teague's official transcript here. View the testimony transcripts from the other participants at the hearing here.
February 17, 2011: Dr. John Holdren, Science Advisor to President Obama and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy testified before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, United States House of Representatives on Research and Development in the President’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget. See the full transcript here.
U.S. House of Representatives
Key Committee for Nanotechnology Issues: Committee on Science and Technology
Key Committee for Nanotechnology Issues: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation