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R&D Budget Reaction :: February 1, 2010

Press Release

Chairman Gordon Comments on President’s Budget Request

(Washington, DC) – Today, the White House released a summary of the President’s FY11 Budget Request.

House Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) offered the following statement:
“I applaud the president’s commitment to R&D. I’m pleased to see continued increases for the agencies in COMPETES: National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, as well as substantial funding for DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy. Half of the growth in our GDP since World War II has been related to the development and adoption of new technologies. Creating new technologies—especially new energy technologies—and getting them to the market is critical to maintaining our nation’s competitive edge, meeting our growing need for energy, reducing carbon emissions, and establishing U.S. leadership in these emerging fields. Ultimately, this is the path to grow our economy out of a deficit. I look forward to working with the White House and my congressional colleagues to find the most efficient ways to invest our limited federal funds, as well as ways to attract additional private-sector investments. The reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act is a key priority for the Committee this year, and I am pleased to see support from the White House to keep the agencies on a path towards doubling, as was set forth in the original legislation.
Turning to NASA, the space agency’s budget request represents a radical departure from the bipartisan consensus achieved by Congress in successive authorizations over the past five years.  This requires deliberate scrutiny. We will need to hear theAdministration’s rationale for such a change and assess its impact on U.S. leadership in space before Congress renders its judgment on the proposals.”
For more information, please visit the Committee’s website.

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:: Hearings ::

• (June 18, 2009) - External Perspectives on the FY 2010 NASA Budget Request and Related Issues
• (May 19, 2009) - NASA's Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request
• (May 14, 2009) - An Overview of the Federal R&D Budget for FY 2010
• (March 13, 2008) - NASA’s Science Programs: Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request and Issues
• (March 11, 2008) - NIST’s FY 2009 Budget Request: What Are the Right Technology Investments to Promote US Innovation and Competitiveness?
• (March 6, 2008) - The Department of Homeland Security’s R&D Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2009
• (March 5, 2008) - The Department of Energy Fiscal Year 2009 Research and Development Budget Proposal
• (February 26, 2008) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Proposal and GAO’s Report on the Aviation Weather Service
• (February 26, 2008) - Oversight of the National Science Foundation
•(February 14, 2008) - Funding for the America COMPETES Act in the FY2009 Administration Budget Request
• (February 13, 2008) - NASA’s Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request

:: Press Releases ::

• (June 18, 2009) - Subcomittee Examines NASA Budget Challenges
• (May 19, 2009) - Committee Examines NASA Budget Request
• (May 14, 2009) - Committee, Presidential Science Advisor Discusses Role of Science in New Administration
(March 13, 2008) - Subcommittee Expresses Concern over Budgetary Outlook for NASA Science Programs 
• (March 11, 2008) - Subcommittee Reviews NIST’s FY09 Budget Request
• (March 6, 2008) - Subcommittee Reviews DHS Budget Priorities for FY09
• (March 5, 2008) - Subcommittee Examines DOE FY09 Budget Proposal
• (February 26, 2008) - Subcommittee Examines FY09 NOAA Budget; Releases GAO Report on Effectiveness of U.S. Aviation Weather Services

• (February 26, 2008) - Baird, Subcommittee Members Examine Priorities Outlined in the National Science Foundation’s FY09 Budget
• (February 13, 2008) - Committee Examines FY09 NASA Budget
• (February 4, 2008) -
Gordon on President’s FY09 Budget: Plan Shortchanges U.S. Competitiveness Efforts


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