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Hearings - Testimony and Summaries

NSF HEARINGS - 106th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION (1999)


Date: November 3, 1999
Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: H.R.2797, The Home Page Tax Repeal Act (Markup)(Section 2)
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: October 26, 1999
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Education Technology
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
NSF Witness: Dr. Judith S. Sunley, Assistant Director, Directorate for Education & Human Resources
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: October 19, 1999
Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Plant Genome Science: From the Lab to the Field to the Market, Part 3
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: October 5, 1999
Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Plant Genome Science: From the Lab to the Field to the Market, Part 2
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
Witnesses: Dr. Michael Thomashow, Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University; Dr. Rebecca Goldburg, Director, Biotechnology Program, Environmental Defense Fund; Dr. Abigail A. Salyers, Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois; Dr. Anthony M. Shelton, Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University; Dr. R. James Cook, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: September 28, 1999
Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: The Impact of Basic Research on Technological Innovation & National Prosperity
Committee: House Science Committee, Basic Research Subcommittee
NSF Witness: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, NSF
Other Witnesses: Dr. Scott Stern, MIT; Dr. Fawwaz Ulaby, VP for Univ. of Michigan; Rep. from High Tech R&D Industry
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: September 22, 1999
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Overcoming Barriers to the Utilization of Techology in the Classroom
Committee: House Science Committee Technology Subcommittee
NSF Witness: Dr. George Strawn, Executive Officer/CISE
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: August 3, 1999
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Plant Genome Science: From the Lab to the Field to the Market
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
NSF Witness: Dr. Mary Clutter, Assistant Director for Biological Sciences
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: July, 29, 1999
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: HR 1265, Mathematics & Science Proficiency Partnership Act of 1999
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
NSF Witness: Dr. Jane B. Kahle, Division Director, ESIE (for Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, NSF)
Other Witnesses: Mr. Gerald L. Borders Director, Public Affairs, Texas Instruments; Mr. Raymond V. (Buzz) Bartlett, Director Corporate Affairs, Lockheed Martin Coperation; Dr. John A. Thorpe, Executive Director, NCTM; Dr. Manuel Berriozabal, Professor of Mathematics and Director, The Prefeshman Engineering Program, The Univ. of TX @ San Antonio
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: July, 29, 1999
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Reinvented Taxation and The Taxpayers Defense Act
Committee: House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: July 22, 1999
Time: 11:00 am
Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: ICANN/Domain Names
Committee: House Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: July 15, 1999
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: H.R. 88, Use of FOIA to Access Scientific Data
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Government Reform and Oversight / Government Management, Information & Technology Subcommittee
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: July 14, 1999
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Information Technology
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
NSF Witness: N/A
Witnesses: Dr. Neal Lane, OSTP; Dr. Roberta Katz, TechNet; Dr. Ed Lazowska, Univ. of Washington; Dr. Alan Blatecky, VP for IT at NCMC, Research Triangle Park
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: July 1, 1999
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Research & Development Tax Credit (HR 2086)
Committee: House Science Committee Technology Subcommittee
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: June 29, 1999
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building
Hearing: Public Safety Science and Technology
Hearing Summary
Committee: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Subcommittee on Science, Techology and Space
NSF Witness: Dr. Eugene Wong, Assistant Director for Engineering
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: June 22, 1999
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Nanotechnology
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research
NSF Witness: Dr. Eugene Wong, Assistant Director for Engineering
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: June 15, 1999
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Tornadoes
Committee: House Science Committee
OLPA Staff Contact: Tim Clancy


Date: June 10, 1999
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hearing: Teacher Recruitment, Training, Professional Development & Retention
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witness: N/A
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: June 9, 1999
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: US Antarctic Program
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
NSF Witness: Dr. Karl Erb, Director, OPP
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: May 25, 1999
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building
Hearing: HR 1753, Methane Hydrate Research & Development Act of 1999
Committee: House Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy & Minerals
NSF Witness: Dr. Bilal U. Haq, GEO/OCE
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: April 28, 1999
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: NSF's FY2000 Budget
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, NSF; Dr. Eamon Kelly, Chairman, NSB
OLPA Staff Contact: Joel Widder


Date: April 28, 1999
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: K-12 Math and Science Education
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee
NSF Witness: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: March 24, 1999
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: HR 749, Home Page Tax Repeal Act
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
NSF Witness: Lawrence Rudolph, General Counsel, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: David Stonner


Date: March 23, 1999
Time: 9:30 am
Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Hearing: NSF Budget
Committee: Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on VA, HUD & Independent Agencies
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, NSF; Dr. Eamon Kelly, Chairman, NSB
OLPA Staff Contact: Joel Widder


Date: March 17, 1999
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Why and How You Should Learn Math & Science
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
NSF Witness: Dr. Vera Rubin, NSB Member
Other Witnesses: Dr. Rodger Bybec, Ph.D., Executive Director; Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Ph.D., Associate Executive Director, Center for Sciences, Math & Engineering Education; and others
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce


Date: March 16, 1999
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: Information Technology for the 21st Century
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
Witnesses: Dr. Neal Lane, OSTP Director; Dr. Ken Kennedy, Co-Chair, President (Tentative), Information Technology Advisory Committee
OLPA Staff Contact: Joel Widder


Date: March 4, 1999
Time: 9:30 am
Location: H-143 Capitol Building
Hearing: NSF Budget
Committee: House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA, HUD & Independent Agencies
NSF Witnesses: Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, NSF; Dr. Eamon Kelly, Chairman, NSB
OLPA Staff Contact: Joel Widder


Date: February 23, 1999
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing: National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP)
Hearing Summary
Committee: House Science Committee Basic Research Subcommittee
Witnesses: Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Acting Deputy Director, NSF
OLPA Staff Contact: Karen Pearce