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A subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a hearing on Wednesday to review the DOE Office of Science program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR).  Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX), the new chairman of the Energy Subcommittee, made clear in his opening remarks the high value he places on the program, stating:

30 Jan 2015

The Senate voted last week on an amendment stating “it is the sense of Congress that— (1) climate change is real; and (2) human activity significantly contributes to climate change.”  Fifty senators voted in favor the amendment, including five Republican senators.  Forty-nine senators voted against the measure. 

28 Jan 2015

The following calendars can be used in planning a trip to Washington or for meeting with a representative or senator in their local office.  Guidance on arranging and meeting with a senator or representative, or their staff, is available here. Always check with the Member’s staff before making plans.

The House of Representatives will be in session on the following days:

26 Jan 2015