This week, Administrator McCarthy answered questions for nearly three hours at the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing “Ensuring Sound Science at EPA.”
Category: Policy News
The House and Senate Small Business Committees have passed legislation to reauthorize the programs and to increase SBIR and STTR funding levels through H.R. 4783 and S. 2812, respectively, following three hearings this year.
This week’s ongoing Advances in Earth Science Briefing Series focused on these data as an asset for decision-making. Speakers highlighted the current state of data collection and its myriad uses.
At Center for American Progress’s event, “The National Security Implications of Climate Change and Food Security,” RADM Jonathan White, USN (Ret.), President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, affirmed the undeniable connection between food security, climate change, and national security.
Ahead of the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, the award-winning actor traveled to Capitol Hill on Thursday to push for greater protections for one of the deadliest creatures in the ocean.
A new bill from Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) would create a curriculum for teaching students and others about climate change. Markey introduced his bill, the Climate Change Education Act, on Friday to celebrate the first anniversary of Pope Francis’s encyclical urging the world to fight climate change.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday visited Norway’s extreme north, viewing areas where climate change has melted ice and opened new sea lanes.
The House Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017, H.R. 5293, and the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 (CJS), S. 2837, have been making headway in the appropriations process.
With bipartisan support, the NSF Major Research Facility Reform Act (H.R. 5049) passed in the House by roll call vote, 412-9. The bill, introduced by Representative Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), is intended to yield improved financial management and oversight of the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s major (more than $100 million) multi-user research facilities.
The House passed The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Improvement Act, S. 337, this week by voice vote, clearing a path for the bill to reach the president’s desk.