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Following the consideration of more than 60 amendments during three days last week, with one session lasting until 1:48 in the morning, the House of Representatives approved the FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill on Friday.  The bill, H.R. 2028, passed on an almost entirely party-line vote of 240-177.

6 May 2015

The Obama Administration expressed its opposition to the FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill and the NASA Authorization Act of 2016 and 2017 in three statements released this week. 

FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill:

1 May 2015

Today’s markup of the NASA Authorization Act for 2016 and 2017 by the full House Science, Space and Technology Committee lasted about two and one-half hours, including a recess for voting on the House floor and lunch.  When it was done committee members voted strictly along party lines to approve the bill, H.R. 2039.

30 Apr 2015