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 NSF today released a long-anticipated policy that will require its grantees to make their peer-reviewed research papers freely available within 12 months of publication in a journal.
This week, members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee introduced, and the House passed, the NASA Authorization Act of 2015 (H.R.810) to reauthorize the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The axiom that federal funding for research enjoys bipartisan support will be sorely tested next year as the U.S. Congress tries to reauthorize major legislation governing federal policies on research and science education.
I have supported investments in science and technology, and in educating our young people in these areas. There is no better way to maintain our global leadership and economic vitality.