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Franklin Orr, DOE Under Secretary for Science and Energy
The Under Secretary will oversee the Office of Science, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Office of Fossil Energy, among others, as well as 13 of DOE's 17 national labs.
cover of the Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2015
President Obama signed spending legislation on December 16 to fund the Federal government, including the science agencies, through the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015.
Voters mark their choices at voting booths
Expected changes in Congressional leadership, political balance, and positions of key science and appropriations committees could affect how the atmospheric sciences are funded, authorized, and otherwise viewed at the federal level.
U.S. Capitol Building, east side steps and dome
Thirty-seven U.S. geoscientists engaged in over 100 meetings with members of Congress and their staff across Capitol Hill, sharing a message about the value of strong and sustained federal funding for the geosciences.
The short-term continuing resolution prevents a government shutdown, while putting off major funding decisions for FY15 and maintaining FY14 funding levels for discretionary spending, including for the federal science agencies.

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