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UCAR Washington Update

U S House of Representatives
The question of whether the new fiscal year starts with a continuing resolution to keep the federal agencies open or the federal government shuts most operations down due to lack of funding is again front and center in Washington.
Washington Update: Aerial view of the White House
The President's FY14 budget request, released in a constrained fiscal environment, includes a mixture of proposed funding increases and decreases for the atmospheric sciences community.
Washington Update: U.S. currency
The passage and signing of a resolution to fund the federal government through the end of FY 2013 has impacts on the research, operations, and education activities supported by NSF and NOAA.
Washington Update: UCAR President Thomas Bogdan
Leaders from the National Science Foundation, UCAR, and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies in support of the FY2014 NOAA, NASA, and NSF budgets.
Hurricane Sandy: street of severely damaged houses at Breezy Point, NY
The presidents of UCAR and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership sent a joint letter to congressional leaders today, highlighting the role of observing systems in forecasting destructive storms.

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