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FYI THIS MONTH: JANUARY 2011

Richard M. Jones
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HIGHLIGHTS OF DEVELOPMENTS IN WASHINGTON IMPACTING THE PHYSICS COMMUNITY FROM FYI, THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS BULLETIN OF SCIENCE POLICY NEWS

Selected Quotations from FYI in 2010

A review of notable quotations from the President, Members of Congress, administration officials, and private individuals appearing in FYI.

2010 in Review

An overview of budget and policy highlights from FYI in 2010. 

America COMPETES Bill Signed Into Law

President Obama signed a three-year reauthorization bill into law which only a month earlier appeared to be going nowhere. 

OSTP Director Issues Memorandum on Scientific Integrity

A four-page memorandum issued by John Holdren “provides further guidance to Executive Branch leaders as they implement Administration policies on scientific integrity.”

NASA Report on New Space Policy

A new NASA report warns Congress that there is inadequate funding and an unattainable schedule for the development of a new space launch system and a new crew vehicle. 

Treasury Secretary Highlights Importance of R&D

Speaking a week before the state visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner called for more investment in R&D and educational reforms to make the U.S. more competitive. 

Congressional Calendar for 2011

There is far less coordination this year between the House and Senate calendars. 

State of the Union and S&T

President Obama cautioned Congress against “cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education” which he said are vital to America’s future competitiveness. 

Congressional Response to State of the Union

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman and its Ranking Member issued statements after the State of the Union, providing initial indications of the likely response of the committee and Congress to the S&T proposals in the address. 

Richard M. Jones
Government Relations Division
American Institute of Physics
rjones@aip.org
301-209-3095