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The Senate Appropriations Committee’s report for the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, now released to the public, recommends a 1.6 percent funding increase for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in FY 2016.  The committee report is the key document that details the Senate approp

17 Jun 2015

This morning the full Senate Appropriations Committee met and approved by a vote of 27-3 their FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill.  The $51.1 billion bill provides funding for NASA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Science Foundation.  The House passed its version of this bill earlier this month.

11 Jun 2015

“We have also prioritized the work the Department of Justice is doing in enforcing our laws. We have made sure that scientific research, space exploration are prioritized, and America will preserve its leadership in the world in space exploration.    We have made sure that weather forecasting is funded and taken care of” said Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Culberson (R-TX) when describing his FY 2016 funding bill on the House floor. 

8 Jun 2015

The House of Representatives has started its multi-day consideration of H.R. 2578, the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill.  Yesterday evening the White House issued a seven-page Statement of Administration Policy announcing its strong opposition to the bill, signaling the President’s intention to veto the legislation.

2 Jun 2015

The full House Appropriations Committee met Wednesday and approved by voice vote the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill.  Under this bill, NASA funding would increase $518.9 million or 2.9 percent in the new fiscal year.

22 May 2015

It took about one hour yesterday for the House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee to approve its FY 2016 bill providing funding for NASA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Science Foundation.  The 100-page bill was passed by voice vote without any amendments being offered.

15 May 2015

The House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee meets tomorrow to consider its FY 2016 funding bill.  The subcommittee issued a three-page release this morning providing summary information on the 100-page draft bill. 

13 May 2015

The Obama Administration expressed its opposition to the FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill and the NASA Authorization Act of 2016 and 2017 in three statements released this week. 

FY 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill:

1 May 2015

Today’s markup of the NASA Authorization Act for 2016 and 2017 by the full House Science, Space and Technology Committee lasted about two and one-half hours, including a recess for voting on the House floor and lunch.  When it was done committee members voted strictly along party lines to approve the bill, H.R. 2039.

30 Apr 2015

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee will meet tomorrow morning to mark-up a bill reauthorizing NASA for FY 2016 and FY 2017.  While not providing the actual budget for the agency, the legislation would, if enacted, guide NASA’s programs and set funding limits.

29 Apr 2015

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