House Science Committee

A 14-minute exchange between National Science Foundation Director France Cordova, National Science Board Chairman Dan Arvizu, the Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and a subcommittee Ranking Member indicates that the lengthy impasse between key members of the committee and the foundation regarding its grant making policies and procedures apparently has been broken.

4 Mar 2015

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

Last week, the House of Representatives passed three bipartisan bills addressing radiation, tsunami warning and windstorm impact reduction. These non-controversial bills were considered and passed by the House of Representatives in the previous Congress. They were reintroduced in this Congress and passed with little debate.

16 Jan 2015

There was considerable discussion this year about the National Science Foundation’s grant practices.  There were three developments in December of note:

22 Dec 2014

How much money is enough for U.S. science, and how should policymakers determine what level of investment is appropriate for each field? Even as Congress searches for an exit strategy to finish its work for the year and head home to campaign, the House Science Subcommittee on Basic Research considered ways to address these perennial questions at an October 4 hearing on international benchmarking of science.

13 Oct 2000

Expanding the number of individuals prepared to use a greater proportion of their intellectual capacity means, among other things, that our elementary and secondary students must broaden their skills in mathematics and related sciences." -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan

28 Sep 2000

The Science Committee is the authorizing committee on the House side for most of the federal government's civilian science and technology policies and programs, particularly those related to physics. Its counterpart in the Senate is the Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space (see FYI #41.) Agencies under the House Science Committee's jurisdiction in the 105th Congress include NSF, NASA, NIST, and the Department of Energy's non-military R&D programs.

19 Mar 1997

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