Rep. Wolf Is Going After OSTP's Budget

AAAS Letter Expresses "Grave Concerns" for OSTP Budget

"In a letter dated 8 November 2011, AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner, executive publisher of Science, expressed "grave concerns regarding the prospect of a 50 percent reduction in the budget of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)," as proposed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Keith's note: It would seem that Rep. Wolf is still angry at OSTP and that his way of expressing that anger (other than shouting and displaying giant posters at staged hearings) is to cut OSTP's budget by an arbitrary 50%. If the entire Congress was angry at OSTP, that would be one thing, but the fact that Wolf's China hearings were held in front of a virtually empty hearing room (photo) suggests that Wolf's Cold War redux is simply a personal one ala Captain Ahab.

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"Our speakers are Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia (Chairman, House Appropriations - CJS), Congressman John Culberson of Texas (House Appropriations - CJS), and Peter Marquez of Orbital (former Director of Space Policy, the White House)."

Hearing on China, OSTP & NASA (Political Theater Synopsis), earlier post

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