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Obama wins IFPTE endorsement

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has won the endorsement of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), a union that represents scientists, engineers, and other technical professions at various companies and organizations, including NASA. Space (or even more general science) policy did not factor into the IFPTE’s decision, at least according to the statement the union released, which instead cited issues ranging from H-1B visa reform to health care.

The IFPTE release includes a statement from Sen. Obama, who did make a passing reference to NASA: “I’ll support vigorous reinvestment in our federal research and development agencies, including NASA, to maintain America’s leadership in Science and Technology and to foster economic competitiveness.”

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