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29 Jun 1993

It is expected that the Senate will vote in September on H.R. 2445,
the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for fiscal
year 1994.  During the Senate's consideration of this legislation,
an amendment is expected to be offered to delete funding for the
SSC.  In response to several inquiries regarding last year's voting
record, the following 1992 Senate roll call vote is provided.  A
YES vote was in support of the SSC; a NO vote was for termination
of the collider.  Freshman senators (FS) who were formerly

 
29 Jun 1993

On June 24, the House of Representatives voted to terminate the
Superconducting Super Collider (see FYI #82).  This vote was taken
on an amendment to H.R. 2445, offered by Rep. Jim Slattery
(D-Kansas), to reduce SSC funding by $400 million, with the
remaining money to be used for shut-down costs.  The amendment was
adopted by a vote of 280-150.

 
28 Jun 1993

Today, the full House will vote on H.R. 2491, the VA, HUD and
Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 1994.  The
bill was approved by the House Appropriations Committee on June 22,
and is accompanied by a report spelling out the Committee's
recommendations on spending.  This FYI provides selected
information from the NSF portion of the report.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION:

Current funding                $2,733,548,000
Administration request          3,180,200,000
House committee bill            3,021,297,000

 
28 Jun 1993

Today, the full House will vote on H.R. 2491, the VA, HUD and
Independent Agencies Bill for fiscal year 1994.  The bill was
approved by the House Appropriations Committee on June 22, and is
accompanied by a report spelling out the Committee's
recommendations on spending.  This FYI provides selected
information from the NASA portion of the report.

 
25 Jun 1993

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 2445, the
Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for fiscal year
1994.  Accompanying this bill is a 162-page report spelling out the
House Appropriations Committee's recommendations on spending.  This
and other FYIs provide selections from the committee's report of
interest to the physics community.

HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS:

Current funding:            $613,384,000
Administration request:      627,769,000
House committee bill:        627,769,000

The committee report states:

 
23 Jun 1993

On Thursday, June 24, the House of Representatives will vote on
H.R. 2445, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for
fiscal year 1994.  Accompanying this bill is a 162-page report
spelling out the House Appropriations Committee's recommendations
on spending.  This and other FYIs provide selections from the
committee's report of interest to the physics community.

BASIC ENERGY SCIENCES:

Current funding:              $859,700,000
Administration request:        801,965,000
House committee bill:          789,965,000

 
23 Jun 1993

On Thursday, June 24, the House of Representatives will vote on
H.R. 2445, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for
fiscal year 1994.  Accompanying this bill is a 162-page report
spelling out the House Appropriations Committee's recommendations
on spending.  This and other FYIs provide selections from the
committee's report of interest to the physics community.

FUSION:

Current funding:              $339,710,000
Administration request:        347,595,000
House committee bill:          347,595,000

 
22 Jun 1993

By a vote of 280 to 150, the House of Representatives voted
yesterday to terminate the Superconducting Super Collider.  This
vote came during consideration of H.R. 2445, the Energy and Water
Development Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 1994.  Earlier this
week, the House rejected, by a one vote margin, an amendment which
would have killed the space station.

 
22 Jun 1993

On Thursday, June 24, the House of Representatives will vote on
H.R. 2445, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for
fiscal year 1994.  Accompanying this bill is a 162-page report
spelling out the House Appropriations Committee's recommendations
on spending.  This and following FYIs provide selections from the
committee's report of interest to the physics community.

SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER:

Current funding:           $517,000,000
Administration Request:    $640,000,000
House committee bill:      $620,000,000

 
18 Jun 1993

Yesterday, President Clinton announced his decision on the fate of
the space station, and the winner was:  Option A.  The President
stated, "There is no doubt that we are facing difficult budget
decisions.  However, we can not retreat from our obligation to
invest in our future. . . I believe strongly that NASA and the
space station program represent important investments in that
future, and that these investments will yield benefits in medical
research, aerospace and other critical technologies.  As well, the

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