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West front of the U.S. Capitol
The quiet August 2016 congressional recess is giving way to a period of fiscal uncertainty and high-spirited spending debates. Here is a look at where spending and other legislation important to the atmospheric and Earth system science community currently stands.
Seal of the U.S. Congress
Congress has been developing legislation that would reauthorize science and engineering research at NSF, research and technology development at the Commerce Department’s National Institute for Standards and Technology, weather research and operations at NOAA, and the space program at NASA.
Space Weather Prediction: Panelists at UCAR Congressional Briefing, June 2016
As society’s dependence on technology increases, so does its vulnerability to space weather. This briefing to congressional staff and agency representatives provides a roadmap for what it will take to move from space science to space weather forecasting.
The Full House Committee marks up the FY14 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill on June 27, 2013.
The House Appropriations Committee met on May 24 to mark up its version of the Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill for the key science agencies relevant to the atmospheric and Earth system science community. The House Bill contains different emphases from the Senate version.
U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee in session, April 2016
The Senate Appropriations Committee met to mark up its version of the Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill on April 21. The Bill totals approximately $56.3 billion in discretionary spending.

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