Congress: January 2009 Archives

House Passes Recovery Package, including Investments to Strengthen Competitiveness, Economy with Science and Technology

"Today the U.S. House of Representatives approved HR 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including substantial investments in science and Technology. ... "At National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), funding that will to put more scientists to work doing climate change research, including Earth science research recommended by the National Academies, satellite sensors that measure solar radiation critical to understanding climate change, and a thermal infrared sensor to the Landsat Continuing Mapper necessary for water management, particularly in the western states."

Stimulus bill leaves NASA with less than requested, Houston Chronicle

"The House on Wednesday rejected pleas from pro-NASA lawmakers to include up to $2 billion for space exploration and accelerated construction of the next generation of manned spacecraft. The measure, approved by a vote of 244 to 188, allotted just $50 million to NASA to repair Houston-area facilities damaged by Hurricane Ike, along with a half-billion dollars for non-space activities."

House Science and Technology Committee Organizes, Approves Oversight Plan

"Today the House Committee on Science and Technology held its Organizational meeting, in which Members approved Subcommittee Chairs, Ranking Members, Subcommittee Assignments, and Committee Rules. The Committee also approved its Oversight Plan, as required by House Rules."

House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee Chairs, Members Named

"Today the Democratic Caucus of the Committee on Science and Technology met to elect Subcommittee Chairs and select Subcommittee assignments. The selections will be official after they are approved by the full Committee at the Organizational Meeting on Wednesday, January 28th. .. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was elected Chair of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.""

Olson Becomes Top Republican for Space, NASA

"The House Committee on Science and Technology confirmed today that Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) has been named the Ranking Member on the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee, making him the top Republican in the House on Space and NASA issues."


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