House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

30 Jan 2015

A subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a hearing to review the DOE Office of Science program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR).

16 Jan 2015

The House of Representatives passed three bipartisan bills addressing radiation, tsunami warning and windstorm impact reduction. These non-controversial bills were considered and passed by the House of Representatives in the previous Congress. They were reintroduced in this Congress and passed with little debate.

22 Dec 2014

There was considerable discussion this year about the National Science Foundation’s grant practices.  There were three developments in December of note:

13 Oct 2000

How much money is enough for U.S. science, and how should policymakers determine what level of investment is appropriate for each field? Even as Congress searches for an exit strategy to finish its work for the year and head home to campaign, the House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research considered ways to address these perennial questions at an October 4 hearing on international benchmarking of science.

19 Mar 1997

The Science Committee is the authorizing committee on the House side for most of the federal government's civilian science and technology policies and programs, particularly those related to physics. Its counterpart in the Senate is the Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space (see FYI #41.) Agencies under the House Science Committee's jurisdiction in the 105th Congress include NSF, NASA, NIST, and the Department of Energy's non-military R&D programs.

13 Jul 2000

Module Yesterday's launch of the Russian unmanned space station service module was a long-sought step in the construction of the International Space Station. The two-year delay in the delivery of this module has been a sore point on Capitol Hill for both station supporters and opponents. At many of NASA's authorization and appropriations hearings this year, Russia's participation in the station program was a major topic of discussion.

5 Jul 2000

Spending Last week, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jack Lew, appeared at the National Press Club to discuss recent congressional budget actions. Several questions were asked about FY 2001 science and technology spending.

In response to questions regarding the funding balance between life sciences and other sciences, and the funding of other administration S&T priorities, Lew stated:


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