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FYI covers House and Senate activity related to the physical sciences, including their oversight of the federal science agencies as well as the development and consideration of legislation that sets policy for science and funds the science agencies.


27 Nov 2013

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a November 13 hearing to discuss the role that manufacturing hubs play in strengthening the innovation economy.

14 Nov 2013

Last  week’s two-hour hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and  Transportation revealed much support for federal funding of basic research but  few details about the committee’s plans to reauthorize the America COMPETES  Act.

26 Nov 2013

Last  week’s hearing of the Subcommittee on Energy of the House Committee on Science,  Space, and Technology had twin objectives.   It offered the opportunity for subcommittee members, a senior official  of the DOE Office of Science, and two other witnesses to describe the  importance of the research that the Office supports.  It also gave the Members and witnesses a  chance to offer first comments on a draft discussion bill to authorize programs  and funding levels for the Office of Science in FY 2014 and FY 2015. 

23 May 2013

This week the full House Appropriations Committee issued its versions of two of twelve FY 2014 funding bills.

24 Apr 2013

Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren appeared before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee last week to answer questions about the Obama Administration’s FY 2014 request for several important science agencies.

16 Jul 2013

This morning the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee approved by voice vote a bill providing FY 2014 funding for NASA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Science Foundation.

9 Apr 2013

There is every indication from today’s hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that committee members will approve Ernest Moniz’s nomination to be the next Secretary of Energy and send it to the full Senate for confirmation.

8 Apr 2013

A March 14 Subcommittee on Oversight hearing was the second in a series of hearings aimed at reviewing management and performance challenges within the agencies under the jurisdiction of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

10 May 2013

Fifty Democratic and Republican representatives have written to the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee in support of the Fusion Energy Sciences Program of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

8 Apr 2013

he Subcommittee on Oversight of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a February 28 hearing to hear from Inspector Generals (IG) about the performance and management challenges at their respective agencies.