House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

19 Dec 2013

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee easily approved two important weather bills during a quick mark-up session on December 5.  In contrast to other committee markups that have reflected significant partisan differences, Republican and Democratic members commented on the bipartisan nature of the negotiations regarding the bills, acknowledging important input from the weather community in the development of the legislation.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

10 May 2013

Letters to House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman and Ranking Member convey a message of deep concern about the impacts of the proposed legislation and the committee’s inquiry on NSF’s merit review system.

9 May 2013

Three former Directors of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and three former Chairmen of the National Science Board (NSB) have written to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee asking them to “forego any further action on the process envisioned in this draft legislation and the request contained in the April 25 letter to the Foundation.”

2 May 2013

The Science, Space, and Technology Committee has traditionally been known as one of the most bipartisan committees in the House.  While there have been disagreements about budgets and policy – such as the 2010 reauthorization of the America COMPETES legislation – the committee has generally been able to separate itself from the atmosphere found in most committee rooms and on the House floor.  Recent developments indicate a change in this approach.

30 Apr 2013

The House Science Committee’s Research Subcommittee held an April 17 hearing to review the Administration’s FY 2014 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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