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UCAR Washington Update

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.
Panelists taking questions during UCAR Aviation Weather Briefing
Experts from the university community and the private sector addressed successes in minimizing risks and costs, ways to advance safety through weather-focused science, weather safety in action, and the role of unmanned drones.
Photo of the White House (By AgnosticPreachersKid (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
The White House has released the final budget request of the Obama Administration. We highlight areas of interest to the atmospheric and related Earth system science community.
The "blue marble" Earth from space
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have finished the $1.1 trillion spending bill for Fiscal Year 2016. We provide highlights for the atmospheric and related geosciences community.
Bipartisan budget deal: disretionary spending projection chart
The agreement raises discretionary spending caps, increases federal funding for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, and paves the way for an FY16 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.


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