Despite the FY15 appropriations process likely to drag into the winter, the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology have released their annual science and technology priorities memo for FY 2016.
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has announced the House of Representatives will consider a continuing resolution (CR) in September to avoid a government shutdown when the fiscal year (FY) 2015 year begins on October 1st.
NOAA Fisheries is seeking input from constituents to aid the creation of a National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy.
The Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee held a hearing entitled “Insuring our Future: Building a Flood Insurance Program We Can Live With, Grow With, and Prosper With”. Witnesses included Senator Robert Menendez [D-NJ], the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator, and flood insurance representatives.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has approved the National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2014 (S. 2030).
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing on implementing U. S policy in the Arctic.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has released its draft report outlining the spending levels for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriation bill. The bill funds the Department of Energy (DOE) at $28.4 billion ($1 billion higher than FY 2014) and the Army Corps of Engineers $4.5 billion ($200 million lower than FY 2014).
A central question in the debate over a Rutgers University-led study of the ocean floor off the coast of Long Beach Island is whether the loud sound waves used to map the sediment will harm dolphins, whales, and other animals.
The U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are not ready for the increased flooding and stronger storms that are expected from climate change, scientists say.
The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters.