Rep. Gordon Calls for Candidates to Debate Science and Technology: On Jan. 16, House Science and Technology Committee Chairman Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) joined congressional, educational and business leaders in their call for a presidential candidate debate on the future of science and technology. Such a debate would focus on the environment, health issues, and science and technology policy, specifically as it pertains to U.S. competitiveness internationally. Having strongly supported the America COMPETES Act, Gordon has called for these issues of competitiveness in science and technology to become a major focal point for public debate. "We have to compete at a higher level with a better-equipped and skilled workforce than that of our global counterparts, and we do that by focusing on science, education and innovation," Gordon said. For more information on the debate of science and technology, visit: http://www.sciencedebate2008.com/www/index.php.