This is quite alarming

Lamar Smith, head of the House Science Committee, has authored something he calls the "High Quality Research Act", which would require the National Science Foundation to

1. Not replicate any experiments performed outside the NSF's remit

2. Submit any technical peer review discussions for political peer review.

I don't know whether these proposals are due to ignorance of science or an attempt to silence publicly funded science in the United States, but in either case there must be something that can be done to stop it.