House Science Committee

Spending Last week, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jack Lew, appeared at the National Press Club to discuss recent congressional budget actions. Several questions were asked about FY 2001 science and technology spending.

In response to questions regarding the funding balance between life sciences and other sciences, and the funding of other administration S&T priorities, Lew stated:

5 Jul 2000

Earlier this month the House Science Committee held a hearing on NASA's Mars Programs, inviting Tom Young and John Casani to testify on the findings contained in the "Mars Program Independent Assessment Team Report." This team was established in early January following the failed Mars Climate Orbiter, Mars Polar Lander, and Deep Space 2 microprobes missions.

21 Apr 2000

Talk of the Nation: Science Friday" (www.sciencefriday.com) late last year. Holt, a freshman Democrat, represents New Jersey's 12th District. Before coming to Congress, he was the Assistant Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Holt offered some interesting observations about his first year in Congress that are useful as we start the next budget cycle. Selections from his interview with Ira Flatow follow. The entire interview can be heard at the Science Friday web site.

10 Jan 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. Agencies under the House Science Committee's jurisdiction in the 106th Congress include the National Science Foundation, NASA, NIST, and the Department of Energy's non-military R&D programs.

8 Apr 1999

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. Agencies under the House Science Committee's jurisdiction in the 106th Congress include the National Science Foundation, NASA, NIST, and the Department of Energy's non-military R&D programs.

8 Apr 1999

Chairman Sensenbrenner on the International Space Station House Science Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) addressed the Indian Science Congress Association on January 4. His speech focused on international cooperation; selections relating to the International Space Station follow.

(Note that the first five paragraphs were provided in FYI #4; readers of this previous FYI may wish to start following ***********.)

14 Jan 1998

Chairman Sensenbrenner on the SSC, LHC, and ITER House Science Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) addressed the Indian Science Congress Association on January 4. His speech focused on international cooperation; selections relating to the SSC, Large Hadron Collider and the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor follow. Sensenbrenner's concerns regarding the LHC have been voiced before, and they were resolved, as he explains below, to his satisfaction. Notable are his statements on the LHC's "lessons learned" as they apply to ITER, found in the last paragraph.

14 Jan 1998

As the end of a rather somber year in science policy analysis
approaches, we offer the following column which appeared in the The
Washington Post on August 3.  It's lighthearted approach to the
usually serious business of communicating with Congress is our
contribution for the holiday season.  The message of these selected
portions of the column by Washington Post Staff Writer Guy
Gugliotta is worth remembering as we look to 1994.

Best wishes for the holidays from AIP!

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20 Dec 1993

"It is difficult to claim that we engage in informed legislative
deliberation when we move legislation before Members have even had
a chance to see its contents." 
     --Rep. George Brown

10 Dec 1993

Indicative of the great interest there is in the early December
shuttle flight to repair the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was a
November 16 hearing of the House Subcommittee on Space.  As one of
NASA's planned great observatories, HST is seen, in the words of
subcommittee chairman Ralph M. Hall (D-Texas), as "a project that
became a symbol of a troubled space program." It is clear from the
hearing that the upcoming mission has the potential to renew
congressional optimism about NASA, with the reverse being equally
true.

23 Nov 1993

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