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Nanotech Legislation

Yesterday, before the conference officially began, Foresight hosted a luncheon on nanotechnology policy. I'll put up more pictures of it later, but wanted first to mention one item. At the lunch was Eric Werwa, a senior legislative assistant to Congressman Mike Honda (Democrat of California). Mr. Werwa described a bill his boss sponsored, the Nanomanufacturing Investment Act of 2004 (H.R. 4656).

So what's the bill about? No need for me to tell you: click the picture below to see how Mr. Werwa describes the bill in twenty seconds (streaming Windows video).

Ericwerwa

Of course, nothing is going to happen with the bill this year -- Congress is essentially done for the year, so the bill will have to be reintroduced next year. You can read the text of the bill here, and a press release from Congressman Honda's office summarizing the bill here.

(By the way, the streaming video is made possible by Nine Systems, a media firm that I heartily endorse, and not just because I have a friend who works there and who arranged for them to stream this video.)

October 22, 2004 in Policy / Politics | Permalink

Comments

Adam,
I agree with your prediction on Instapundit about independently produced political videos in the 2008 campaign.
You might be interested in a recent study by GW's Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet called "Under the Radar & Over the Top: Political Videos in the 2004 election.
It is available on our Web site at www.ipdi.org/ Our Web site also contains a video library of about 75 independently produced video and about 75 produced by the two presidential candidates and the national political parties.
Best regards,
Carol Darr
Director
Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet

Posted by: Carol Darr | Nov 9, 2004 2:18:13 PM

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