Earlier this month, the President signed into law H.R. 5872, which requires the administration to provide a report within 30 days detailing how it would implement the $109 billion sequester called for in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
A government shutdown will be avoided this fall as Congressional leaders agreed to vote on a continuing resolution for the six months of Fiscal Year 13, funding federal programs at approximately current year funding levels.
Despite this month’s Congressional action on the FY13 federal budget, the prognosis for the annual appropriations process is still up in the air.
Our quarterly ocean science policy update will allow you to learn more about ocean policy developments in Washington, D.C. and Ocean Leadership’s efforts to shape the future of national ocean policy.
Today, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce that Dr. Stuart Goldberg is the first recipient of the Frank M. Cushing Science Policy Fellowship.
Our oceans help feed our Nation, fuel our economic engine, give mobility to our Armed Forces, and provide a place for rest and recreation.
This month, the U.S. House of Representatives approved by a vote of 247-163 the fiscal year 2013 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill (HR 5326), which funds the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies for the next fiscal year.
Congressional appropriators got off to an early start this spring with both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees approving FY 2013 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bills in April with House and Senate floor consideration expected this month.