House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

31 Mar 2015

“The bill before us today will help us reclaim superior weather prediction and forecasting capabilities.  Our citizens deserve this” said Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) at last week’s markup of H.R. 1561, “The Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2015.” 

Lucas made his comments during a thirty minute session of the full House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.  The bill was passed by a bipartisan voice vote with no apparent opposition.

4 Mar 2015

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.

30 Jan 2015

A subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a hearing to review the DOE Office of Science program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR).

16 Jan 2015

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.

22 Dec 2014

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

13 Oct 2000

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.


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