The FYI Bulletin is a news service covering federal science policy developments.

1 Oct 1993

After months of uncertainty following a June vote in the House of
Representatives, the Senate yesterday voted to fully fund the
administration's request for the Superconducting Super Collider.
By a vote of 57 to 42, the Senate rejected an amendment offered by
Senator Dale Bumpers (D-Arkansas) to terminate the collider.  There
were ten more negative votes against the collider this year than
last year.

1 Oct 1993

On September 22, the Senate passed H.R. 2491, the VA, HUD and
Independent Agencies Appropriations bill for fiscal year 1994.
During floor debate over the bill, the space station, now being
referred to in its redesigned state as Space Station Alpha,
survived an amendment by Sen. Dale Bumpers (D-Arkansas) to
terminate it. 

29 Sep 1993

Accompanying the bill, H.R. 2445, the Energy and Water Development
Appropriations bill for fiscal year 1994, is a report from the
Senate Appropriations Committee.  Senate Report 103-147 contains
committee recommendations for various DOE programs.  While not
having the force of law, these recommendations are generally
adhered to by a department or agency.  Final report language and
funding levels are determined by a conference committee composed of
members from the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

29 Sep 1993

Accompanying the bill, H.R. 2445, the Energy and Water Development
Appropriations bill for fiscal year 1994, is a report from the
Senate Appropriations Committee.  Senate Report 103-147 contains
committee recommendations for various Department of Energy
programs.  While not having the force of law, these recommendations
are generally adhered to by a department or agency.  Final report
language and funding levels are determined by a conference
committee composed of members from the House and Senate

24 Sep 1993

The Senate acted on a number of important science funding bills
this week.  They include:

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY:

The Superconducting Super Collider received some good news this
week.  Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 29-0 to
approve H.R. 2445, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations
bill for fiscal year 1994.  The bill contains the full
administration request for the SSC -- $640 million.  No attempt was
made to delete funding for the collider during the committee's
consideration of the bill.

22 Sep 1993

On September 15, George Brown (D-California), chairman of the House
Committee on Science, Space and Technology, held his second hearing
on academic earmarking.  The hearing, postponed from August, looked
at institutions which have actively solicited earmarks, and the
agencies which were directed to provide the earmarked funds. 

17 Sep 1993

On September 9, the full Senate Appropriations Committee sent to
the floor its version of H.R. 2491, the VA, HUD, Independent
Agencies Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 1994.  A floor vote is
expected either September 20 or 21.  The bill is accompanied by a
208-page report specifying the Senate Appropriations Committee's
recommendations; selected portions pertaining to NASA are
highlighted in this FYI.

MISSION TO PLANET EARTH

"The Committee makes the following changes to the budget request:

17 Sep 1993

On September 9, the full Senate Appropriations Committee sent to
the floor its version of H.R. 2491, the VA, HUD, Independent
Agencies Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 1994.  A floor vote is
expected either September 20 or 21.  The bill is accompanied by a
208-page report specifying the Senate Appropriations Committee's
recommendations; selected portions pertaining to NASA are
highlighted in this FYI.

SPACE SCIENCE

"The Committee recommends the following changes from the budget
request:

17 Sep 1993

On September 9, the full Senate Appropriations Committee sent to
the floor its version of H.R. 2491, the VA, HUD, Independent
Agencies Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 1994.  A floor vote is
expected either September 20 or 21.  The bill is accompanied by a
208-page report specifying the Senate Appropriations Committee's
recommendations; selected portions pertaining to NASA are
highlighted in this and subsequent FYIs.  FYI #121 will provide
more detail on space science, FYI #122 will cover EOS and language
on loss of the Mars Observer.

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