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House passes windstorm impacts bill: downed tree and damage to house, Boulder, Colorado
The bill reauthorizes the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program through FY 2017, encourages interagency coordination on windstorm impact reduction research, and authorizes appropriations at NIST, NOAA, FEMA, and NSF.
NSF issues new grant-writing guidelines: image of Guidelines brochure
The new guidelines call for clear, nontechnical project descriptions for research grants that explicate both the scientific value of the research and its tie to national interest.
Rep. John Culberson, chair of House CJS Subcommittee, 114th Congress
The Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee writes the annual spending bill that sets funding levels for several key agencies that support the atmospheric sciences.
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.

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