Tagged: Science Authorization

An offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom. (Credit: Statkraft/Flickr)

Requests For comments On Marine Mammals

The National Marine Fisheries Service has received an application from Deepwater Wind Block Island, LLC for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to the installation of the Block Island Wind Farm Export and Inter-Array Cables.

Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Credit: http://www.darpa.mil/)

In Defense [Of] Innovation And Research

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.

Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator (Credit: http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/images/GinaMcCarthy-th.jpg)

Committee Clashes On Increasing EPA Funding

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.

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a confirmation hearing for Wilbur Ross, President Donald Trump’s Department of Commerce secretary nominee. (Credit: NOAA)

Science Funding Moves Forward

In a show of bipartisanship, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted unanimously to approve the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies bill.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed two bipartisan bills. (Credit: Wikimedia commons)

House Passes Two-year Budget Deal

The House of Representatives and the Senate passed the two-year bipartisan budget deal raising the debt ceiling until March 2015, and increasing federal spending by about $80 billion over the next two years.