OTA elimination backed by Senate Appropriations Chair Mack; hearing questions whether office is essential.
OTA WORK CAN BE REPLICATED BY OTHER SOURCES, which increases the likelihood of the Office of Technology Assessment's elimination, Senate Appropriations/Legislative Branch Subcommittee Chairman Mack (R-Fla.) contended at a May 26 hearing. Mack noted that the key question in deciding whether to eliminate OTA is whether the information it provides can be supplied by other sources, and he asserted that "the answer is yes." The elimination of OTA is recommended in both the House and Senate budget proposals.
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