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UCAR Washington Update

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The act's provisions will strengthen U.S. science and provide a major boost to the nation's economy and national security.
William E. Easterling, incoming head of NSF GEO
Dr. Easterling comes to NSF from Pennsylvania State University, a UCAR member institution.
U.S. Capitol Building, east side
The bill was passed in the Senate but time ran out and the House was not able to take up the bill prior to adjourning.
photo of gavel
House Appropriations Chair Hal Rogers (R-KY) has indicated that the Continuing Resolution is written to the FY 2017 budget cap of $1.07 trillion.
Lake Lanier: site of Georgia-Florida water management dispute
An unresolved dispute between Congressional representatives caused a compromise version of the long-awaited Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2016 to miss the deadline for a final vote on the House floor.

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