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Congressional Highlights

NSF CONGRESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS - 114th CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

January 4, 2016
Consolidated Appropriations Act of FY 2016

January 15, 2016
Second Session of 114th Congress underway; President delivers his last State of the Union Address

January 29, 2016
Back in Action in Washington

February 5, 2016
Hearing on NSF project management recommendations, NSB meeting, upcoming overview of the FY17 budget request and more

February 12, 2016
NSF FY 2017 Budget Request, National Interest Legislation, and the Detection of Gravitational Waves

February 19, 2016
President signs READ Act, Congress plans hearing on LIGO gravitational wave detection, and the importance of funding basic research

February 26, 2016
House Science Committee focuses on LIGO gravitational wave discovery; House Small Business Committee schedules reauthorization hearing on SBIR and STTR programs, and more

March 14, 2016
House to hold hearing on NSF budget, Engineering Directorate's Johnson testifies at House Small Business Committee hearing on SBIR/STTR, and NSF Director speaks at Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering

March 24, 2016
House Holds Hearings on NSF FY 2017 Budget Request, Passes Bill to Encourage Women Entrepreneurs in STEM

April 21, 2016
House and Senate are back in session, Senate Appropriations Committee marks up FY 2017 funding bills, and more

April 29, 2016
House Science Committee moves bill to change NSF's construction and management of major research facilities

May 27, 2016
House Committee Approves CJS Appropriations for FY 2017

 

NSF CONGRESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS - 114th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

January 9, 2015
Consolidated Appropriations Act of FY 2015

May 7, 2015
"America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015" (H.R. 1806): Impact on the National Science Foundation

May 22, 2015
Actions on NSF Appropriations and Authorization Legislation

May 27, 2015
Actions on NSF Appropriations and Authorization Legislation (updated with bill and report numbers for House Appropriations)

June 1, 2015
Actions on NSF Appropriations and Authorization Legislation (updated with Statement of Administration Policy on H.R. 2578)

June 10, 2015
Actions on NSF Appropriations and Authorization Legislation (updated with House floor vote on H.R. 2578)

June 15, 2015
Actions on NSF Appropriations and Authorization Legislation (updated with Senate Appropriations Committee action)

August 7, 2015
Actions on NSF Appropriations and Authorization Legislation (updated with House and Senate schedule)

September 11, 2015
Actions on NSF Appropriations and Authorization Legislation (updated with House and Senate in September)

September 30, 2015
Congress Passes Temporary Spending Bill and Averts Federal Government Shutdown

October 6, 2015
Continuing Resolution, Citizen Science, BRAIN Briefing, and More

October 14, 2015
Columbus Day Work Period, New ERC, House Leadership and More

October 23, 2015
Congress Returns From Work Period; Speaker Race, Critical Legislation Pending

October 29, 2015
House Elects Ryan Speaker, Passes Budget Agreement

November 6, 2015
Budget Agreement Signed Into Law, Next Steps

November 13, 2015
Congress Tackles Funding for the Federal Government

November 19, 2015
House Passes Legislation to Limit Syrian and Iraqi Refugees; Bills in Conference

December 3, 2015
Congress Acts on Major Legislation

December 16, 2015
Statement from NSF's Director Dr. France A. Córdova; Congress Acts on Major Legislation

 

 

For past years' highlights, see NSF & Congress Archive.