Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method

On March 29, the House Science Committee convened a hearing titled, “Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method.” The scientific method has become a central issue in the committee’s work this year. The House has passed two bills to overhaul how the Environmental Protection Agency uses and reviews science. Proponents say the legislation would … Continue reading Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method

NASA Transition Authorization Act Allocates $19.508 Billion for 2017

S. 442: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which direct how federal funds should or should not be used. Appropriations set overall spending limits by agency or program and are typically made for single fiscal years … Continue reading NASA Transition Authorization Act Allocates $19.508 Billion for 2017

STEM Education Bills Signed by President Trump

President Trump signed two STEM related bills into law (February 28, 2017): HR 321 and HR 255. HR 321: Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act” directs NASA “to encourage women and girls to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), pursue careers in aerospace, and further advance the nation’s space … Continue reading STEM Education Bills Signed by President Trump