“Many moons ago, Congress relied on facts, science, and other evidence to guide its thinking and make decisions,” according to this blog. One source that provided sound information to Congress was OTA, Madia said.
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is pushing to reinstate OTA in the 2011 budget. Information about their effort is available at UCS’s website. UCS’s letter to Congress supporting reinstatment of OTA has been signed by dozens of organizations interested in good government. UCS has also drafted a letter for scientists to send to their representatives in support of OTA’s renewal.