Both chambers passed the House-Senate conference committee version of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) overwhelmingly.
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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.
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) reintroduced as a stand-alone measure, H.R.3293, the most controversial section (Section 106) of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015, H.R. 1806.
S.779, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015, was adopted this week by the Senate by voice vote.
The House voted to reauthorize (H.R. 944) the U.S. EPA National Estuary Program (NEP) through to 2008, with fiscal adjustments that would decrease the NEP’s funds by $8 million per year.
Yesterday, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806) passed the House with a 217 to 205 vote. Twenty-three Republicans and all Democrats opposed the bill; despite this strong opposition to the bill, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) trusts that H.R. 1806 will benefit science.
President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Karl Brooks – Assistant Administrator for Administration and Resources Management, Environmental Protection Agency.
NSF serves the national interest by adhering to the mission of its original authorizing act of 1950: “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; to secure the national defense.”
The president’s science adviser today criticized science policy legislation moving through the U.S. House of Representatives, hinting that his boss would veto the two bills if they ever reached his desk.
The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a markup session on the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806).