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Twenty-one senators signed a letter sent to the senior leadership of the Senate Appropriations Committee endorsing a $7.5 billion budget for the National Science Foundation for FY 2015.  Senate appropriators are working on an expedited schedule to ready the twelve appropriations bills for floor action in June and July; the bill funding NSF will be one of the first to be considered. 

18 Apr 2014

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker testified last week at separate hearings of the House and Senate Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittees.  Among the topics discussed were the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, both of which are components of the wide-ranging portfolio of the Department of Commerce.

17 Apr 2014

Senior Pentagon officials appeared before House and Senate Armed Services subcommittees to discuss the FY 2015 request for the science and technology programs of the Department of Defense.  There were few if any expressed differences between the subcommittee members.

15 Apr 2014