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
The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as President Trump's education secretary on February 7, 2017. She recently joined President Trump for the signing of two STEM related bills- Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act and the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act. "I was honored to join President Trump as he signed … Continue reading Education Secretary de Vos: Positions on STEM Education
An unprecedented "digital" transition is taking place today at http://www.whitehouse.gov- Where will the Obama Administration's Digital Archives be found in the future?
A two-hour meeting with the president-elect and US tech execs covered jobs, immigration policy, China, cybersecurity, government procurement and protecting intellectual-property rights, repatriating foreign profits, reforming taxes and regulations so companies build more jobs in the U.S., building better infrastructure, and improving education.
21st Century Cures Act PASSES Senate 94-5 . More than $192 million in lobbying expenses have been spent on the 21st Century Cures Act and other legislative priorities by 58 pharmaceutical companies, 24 device companies and 26 biotech companies, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of lobbying data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
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).