Notices of various public meetings on U.S. fisheries.
Category: Policy News
The Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB) members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research activities.
The House Natural Resources Committee met on Wednesday morning to hear expert testimony on three bills, including the Save Our Salmon Act (H.R.4582).
A joint hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules and Interior Subcommittees examined the barriers to removing federal protections, or delisting species from the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA).
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense held a hearing to review the Administration’s budget request for defense innovation and research in FY17 to learn more about the U.S.’s role as the world’s leader in technology and innovation.
On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Subcommitee on Seapower and Projection Forces marked up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA; H.R. 4909).
During the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works oversight hearing to examine the President’s FY 2017 budget request, Chairman James Inhofe (OK) was highly disparaging of the requested budgetary increases for climate change, while Ranking Member Barbara Boxer (CA) lauded EPA’s efforts to protect human health and the environment.
In a show of bipartisanship, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted unanimously to approve the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies bill.
The University of Miami announced their new initiative, The Climate Change Special Report, which provides an interactive, online resource for interested members of community, government, and media.
NOAA on Thursday announced Jonathan R. Pennock, Ph.D., director of New Hampshire Sea Grant and a longtime coastal scientist, will be the new leader of NOAA’s National Sea Grant College program.