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A newsletter, issued each Monday morning, highlighting science policy news stories and events of the upcoming week and summarizing news from the past week, with a focus on the physical sciences.

The Week Ahead: Climate Science Methodology Hearing / AAAS S&T Policy Forum / Academies Space Science Week / Votes on Earthquake and EPA Science Bills / DOE Basic Research Needs Workshop

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FYI Bulletin

A news service covering science policy developments in Washington, DC, with a focus on the physical sciences.

29 Mar 2017

President Trump has asked Congress to impose an $18 billion cut in non-defense spending in its appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2017. According to a leaked document, the White House has suggested that about $3 billion be taken from R&D programs. Several key congressional appropriators have said it is too late in the fiscal year to consider such large cuts.

28 Mar 2017

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) has introduced a bill that would set standards for how federal agencies consider scientific findings when developing regulations. At a hearing he convened on the subject, he called for increased transparency and accessibility of scientific inputs to regulatory decisions.

27 Mar 2017

At the second of two hearings this month on the National Science Foundation, the House Science Committee looked primarily at the health of cross-directorate funding and at the public availability of data and other research inputs. The hearing also addressed the question of reproducibility in research, which is emerging as a major theme in the committee’s work.

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A set of online resources with up-to-date information on federal science budgets, bills, and policymakers.

Budget

Up-to-date information on the status of fiscal year 2017 budgets and appropriations relevant to the physical sciences.

Leadership

Index of high-level federal officials who have responsibility for appropriating funds, setting policy, or managing programs relevant to the physical sciences.

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