The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved S. 3084, the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act.
Tagged: Science Funding
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday adopted a $500 million spending package for the Green Climate Fund, an international climate change adaptation program.
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.”
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.
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.
Interior, Environment appropriations were political fodder for both the Senate and House Appropriations Committees this week.
Last month, 13 bills of interest to the ocean science and technology community were introduced in Congress or advanced through committee. Appropriations season has been heating up in the Capitol and numerous relevant ocean science spending bills have begun their path toward congressional approval.
The House Appropriations Committee continued its efforts to pass the 12 annual appropriations bills that fund the U.S. government this week by marking up the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017.