Durbin proposes American Innovation Act to fund scientific research

Sen. Dick Durbin announced plans Monday for legislation that he said would keep the U.S. competitive in research and development for decades.

Durbin said his American Innovation Act seeks to increase funding for basic scientific research 5 percent, or $100 billion, over the next 10 years. He made his announcement at the 1871 tech hub and said he plans to introduce the bill next week.

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