With the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) dominating congressional news this week, one important tidbit might have slipped by – Congress passed a budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 3) that would increase the deficit by $9 trillion from Fiscal Years (FY) 2018-2026.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a memorandum last week titled “Promoting Efficient Spending to Support Agency Operations.,” The document builds on years-long efforts to save taxpayer dollars by improving agency operations and efficiency. Section Two of the memo focuses on oversight of expenses related to federally-sponsored and-hosted conferences, which “play an important role in the federal government” through improved collaboration and knowledge sharing.
For a third time, Senate Democrats kept the chamber from moving on the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R. 5293). In July, efforts to move the bill to the floor stalled out after...
Oceans month 2016 saw the reauthorization of the Freedom of Information Act become law, defense appropriations and COMPETES reauthorization advance, and a number of ocean-related bills be introduced in the House and Senate.
Scientists supported by the Department of Energy likely won’t be happy with Congress’s version of the budget for the agency in fiscal year 2017, which begins 1 October.
Representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Bureau of Reclamation, Western Area Power Administration, and the Bonneville Power Administration found themselves in hostile territory earlier this week at a hearing held by the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans.
Last week, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on the Environment held a hearing to analyze NOAA’s FY 2017 budget request.
Dr. France Córdova, Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Dr. Dan Arvizu, Chairman of the National Science Board, found a generally supportive bipartisan audience during their recent fiscal year 2017 (FY 17) budget overview hearing before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
House Appropriations Committee Examines The President’s FY 2017 Budget Request For The Department Of Commerce
The Department of Commerce (DOC) plays a critical role in our nation’s ocean science and management enterprise through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). When examining the President’s FY 2017 budget request in a...
NOAA’s Office Of Oceanic And Atmospheric Research Requests FY17 Budget Increases Of 7.8% For Climate Research
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) has requested a net increase of $30,758,000 for program changes in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. Craig McLean, assistant administrator of...