The American Science Alliance Weekly Digest is delivered once a week on Wednesday to subscribers. All eyes are on the One Hundred-Fourteenth United States congress as they went back to work last week, as well as the post-election results and what they could mean for critical Science & Technology issues, including federal R&D funding for FY2018- FY2021, and upcoming changes to the U.S. H1B visa regulations and STEM workforce.
PART 2: NASA’s programs in Earth science are central to three important Presidential initiatives: the Climate Change Research Initiative, Global Earth Observation, and the Oceans Action Plan. NASA's budget request for 2017 is intrinsically linked to the $2.68-billion Global Change Research Program budget for 2017 ($1.54 billion of NASA’s Earth science research is including, constituting 58 percent of that total).
The President's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Carries out an ambitious deep space exploration program and continues the Nation’s Journey to Mars. NASA’s budget advances the Nation’s space exploration plan and ensures our nation remains the world’s leader in space exploration and technology, aeronautics research and discovery in space and Earth science. This budget request, as in previous years includes a large percentage of funding for U.S. Global Change Research Program (http://www.globalchange.gov/about/budget).
The House Committee on Rules will meet Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM in H-313 at The Capitol to review HM 34 Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015. HR 34 has not been amended since it was introduced on Jan 6, 2015.
Long-awaited high skilled worker regulations have been published by the Department of Homeland Security. The final rule will take effect on January 17, 2017.
Meet The Board | Agenda |National Academy of Sciences Building Washington, DC December, 6, 2016 The Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR) is the major program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine responsible for organizing and overseeing studies on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, wildlife, and the use of land, water, and other natural resources.
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, a moderate Republican and science advocate is currently slated to run the House Appropriations Committee. The committee controls the purse strings for federal programs in science, health and other areas.