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UCAR Washington Update

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.
UCAR Briefing: State of the Arctic: David Titley, Julienne Stroeve, and Jennifer Kay
Three researchers gave Congressional and agency staff a look at the latest research on environmental change forecasting in the region and considered risks and opportunities in the Arctic environment. [video, slides]
Continuing Resolution passes: photo of wooden gavel
Congress approved and President Obama signed a short-term Continuing Resolution that provides for the maintenance of appropriations at current (Fiscal Year 2015) spending levels, albeit reduced across the board by 0.21 percent.
2016 Update: cover of the Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2015
Negotiations are under way to consider and pass a continuing resolution (CR) before the start of Fiscal Year 2016 on October 1, 2015.


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