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Portion of FY 2015 budget request graph for NSF Geosciences
The Obama Administration released its FY 2015 budget request on March 4, including plans and proposals for the federal science agencies that fund the atmospheric sciences. We break down the numbers.
Kristin Mooney and Melissa Burt at NSF GEO workshop, UCAR, March 2014
On March 13, the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology favorably reported HR 4186, the FIRST Act (Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology).
Rainbow in western Colorado
Last week the House passed by voice vote HR 2413, the Weather Forecasting Improvement Act, introduced by Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) last summer and approved by the House Science Committee last fall.
Mike Chapman and Wendy Abshire on Capitol Hill, March 2014
Scientists from the private sector, universities, and Federal labs needed roller skates to navigate the hallways of Congress last month during the 14th annual Science, Engineering, and Technology Congressional Visits Day.
NSF building facade
The Senate voted on March 12 to confirm astrophysicist France Córdova as head of the National Science Foundation. She comes to NSF after leading Purdue University as its president.

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