FREE ELECTRONIC LIBRARY - Dissertations, online materials

Pages:     | 1 |   ...   | 45 | 46 || 48 | 49 |   ...   | 56 |

«Will Hurd (TX-23) Research Report The following report contains research on Will Hurd, a Republican member of Congress in Texas’ 23rd district. ...»

-- [ Page 47 ] --

“The White House’s Office of Management and Budget warned Monday evening that it would advise President Barack Obama to veto the bill, called the COMPETE Re-authorization Act. OMB praised the investments research and technology but panned cuts to programs focused on energy grid modernization and alternative fuels. … COMPETES focuses on the Department of Energy and the National Science Fund, giving each more than $200 million in general research funding increases. But this comes with serious strings attached. Researchers and the White House claim the bill’s cuts to alternative energy research hampers growth in a critical field, and the bill bars the Energy Department from setting recommendations for the Environmental Protection Agency based on its own research.” [Dallas Morning News, 5/20/15] Bill Eliminated Six Department Of Energy Programs. “The bill would also eliminate six Department of Energy programs that Alexander’s office said were never fully implemented and reform five others.” [The Hill, 5/20/15] Bill Sponsor: Legislation Cuts Funding For “Social And Behavioral Science, Redundant Climate Research, And Subsidies For Private Companies.” “The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015, legislation I introduced that the House will consider this week, sets priorities aimed at stimulating economic competitiveness and growth. Our bill increases funding for the physical sciences and biology, from which come most of the scientific breakthroughs with the potential to stimulate new industries and jobs. Funding is cut for lower priority areas, including social and behavioral science, redundant climate research, and subsidies for private companies.” [The Hill, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) Op-Ed, 5/18/15] Bill Prevents Department Of Energy From Conducting New Climate Change Research, Must Prove That The Research Would Be Unique Before Approval. “Scalise said that Republicans intend to end funding on ‘programs that don’t meet the national interests’ with legislation, passed Wednesday 217-205, that would focus federal research in biology, chemistry, math and computer science. But Democrats, who didn’t provide a single vote for the bill, said that while there may be a few questionable research projects funded by the federal government, the Republican-drafted bill makes deep cuts in vital scientific research and seems intended to block research into climate change.

The bill bars the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and Technology from approving new climate change science research ‘without making a determination that such work is unique and not duplicative of work by other agencies.’ Avoiding duplication makes sense, particularly at a time of large deficits and significant other funding priorities, said Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas.” [TimesPicayune, 5/20/15] Bill Cut Funding For The National Science Foundation By 45% And Decreased Geoscience Funding By 12%. “Known as the America COMPETES Act, the sweeping measure sets priorities for research programmes at the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It has drawn sharp criticism from science organizations, which say that the plan would limit the agencies’ ability to fund the most promising research, and from the White House. Some of the most controversial provisions apply to the NSF. The bill suggests slashing funds for the agency’s social, behavioural and economic-sciences directorate from US$272.2 million in fiscal year 2015 to $150 million a year in 2016 and 2017 — a 45% cut. And it calls for a 12% decrease in geoscience funding, to $1.2 billion annually.” [Nature, 5/21/15] Voted Against Amendment To Restore Funding For Energy And Climate Change Research Voted Against Amendment To Restore Funding For Energy And Climate Change Research. In May 2015, Hurd voted against an amendment that would have restored funding levels for scientific research.

The amendment would have provided for “sustained growth and sensible policies across the scientific agencies, in keeping with the goals of the original Competes legislation.” “A bill opponent, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, criticized its flat funding of research and development, politicization of the scientific grant-making process, and decreased funding of the ARPA-E program for breakthrough energy research.” The motion failed 179 to 239. [HR 1806, Vote #257; On Agreeing to the Amendment, 5/20/15;

Albany Herald, 5/23/15] Amendment Sponsor LTE: Bill Made “Ideologically Driven Cuts” To Clean Energy And Climate Change Research. “The chairman, however, is wrong about the way in which research should be prioritized. Politicians should not make ideologically driven cuts to particular areas of investigation with which they disagree, such as clean energy, climate research or the social sciences.

Instead, research priorities should be set through the constantly evolving deliberation and debates within the scientific community and at the individual grant level about the areas that need further investigation. It is the National Science Foundation’s well-proven, scientific merit-review process, in which trained experts select the highest quality proposals across all fields of science and engineering, that ought to guide how we invest. Politicians, most of whom do not possess the same scientific or technical expertise, are ill-equipped to predict where the next breakthroughs are most likely to occur.

Substituting our judgment for that of scientists would likely result more in missed opportunities than in new advances for American science and innovation.” [The Hill, Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Letter to Editor, 5/26/15] Voted Against Amendment Allowing Energy Department To Verify Scientific Results With Additional Study Voted Against Amendment Allowing Energy Department To Verify Scientific Results With Additional Study. In May 2015, Hurd voted against an amendment to the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act that would have allowed the Department of Energy to verify scientific results in climate research through additional research by striking provisions from the bill, which blocked duplicative projects in climate change research. “The amendment would have struck from the bill provisions placing added reporting requirements on research funded by the Energy Department and eliminating duplicative projects in climate change research. Lowenthal said duplicative research projects were necessary to reproduce and verify previously published science, but the bill provisions would block such research, and also curtail the Energy Department’s ability to choose to fund projects based on their merits.” The amendment failed 187 to 236. [HR 1806, H.Amdt. 250, Vote #254, 5/20/15; Portland Press Herald 5/24/15] Voted Against Amendment To Ban Funds For The Experimental Program To Stimulate Competitive Research Voted Against Amendment To Band Funds For The Experimental Program To Stimulate Competitive Research. In June 2015, Hurd voted against an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, that “amendment to prohibit the use of funds to fund any Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program.” The amendment failed 195-232. [HR 2578, Vote #279, 6/03/15] The EPSCoR Program Was Funded To Advance Discovery And Knowledge In Scientific Fields.

“The mission of EPSCoR is to assist the National Science Foundation in its statutory function ‘to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States and to avoid undue concentration of such research and education.’ EPSCoR goals are: a) to provide strategic programs and opportunities for EPSCoR participants that stimulate sustainable improvements in their R&D capacity and competitiveness; b) to advance science and engineering capabilities in EPSCoR jurisdictions for discovery, innovation and overall knowledge-based prosperity.” [National Science Foundation, accessed 8/21/15] Voted For U.S. Government’s Oversight Of Internet’s Naming And Addressing System Over To The International Community Voted For U.S. Government’s Oversight Of Internet’s Naming And Addressing System Over To The International Community. In June 2015, Hurd voted for a motion to suspend the rules and pass a bill, the Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act of 2015. “The DOTCOM Act would allow the U.S. government to transfer its power to oversee the Internet’s naming and addressing system — what turns www.google.com into a viewable Web page — over to the international community. While this might sound like giving the Internet to America’s rivals, Washington actually ceded those powers long ago, and it retains them in name only. Today, that managing function is performed by a nonprofit called the International Corporation for Names and Numbers, or ICANN.” The bill passed, 378 to 25. [HR 805, Vote #377, 6/23/15; Washington Post, 7/21/15]

Voted For Storm Impact Prevention, FEMA Funding

Voted For Storm Impact Prevention, FEMA Funding. In January 2015, Hurd voted for a bill “that would authorize $21 million per year from fiscal 2015-2017 for the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program. For each year, it would authorize $5.3 million for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, $9.7 million for the National Science Foundation, $4.1 million for the National Institutes for Standards and Technology and $2.3 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.” The bill passed 381-39. [HR 23, Vote #10, 1/07/15; CQ Votes] Voted Against Bill Ensuring NSF Grant Funding Is Determined By NSF Merit Review Criteria Voted Against Bill Ensuring NSF Grant Funding Is Determined By NSF Merit Review Criteria. In February 2016, Hurd voted against the “Johnson, D-Texas, amendment that would provide for the bill's requirement that the National Science Foundation (NSF) determine that a grant is worthy of federal funding to be fulfilled by having met the NSF’s merit review criteria.” The amendment failed, 181 to 235.

[H.R. 3293, Amendment #1, Vote #68; CQ, 2/10/16] Voted For A Bill To Require Funding For The National Science Foundation Be Justified In Writing Or Reaffirmed Voted For A Bill To Require Funding For The National Science Foundation Be Justified In Writing Or Reaffirmed. In February 2016, Hurd voted for a bill to require funding for the national science foundation be justified in writing or reaffirmed. The bill “directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to award federal funding for basic research and education in the sciences through a new research grant or cooperative agreement only if it makes an affirmative determination, justified in writing, that the grant or agreement promotes the progress of science in the United States, is worthy of federal funding, and meets certain other criteria.” The bill passed 236 to 178. [HR 3442, Vote #70, 2/10/16; On Passage, 2/10/16] Bill Required Written Justification For Each Grant Awarded To The National Science Foundation And Proof Of How The Research Could Benefit The Public And The Economy.

“Limits on NSF Grants--HR 3293, Scientific Research in the National Interest Act. The bill allows the National Science Foundation (NSF) to award grants or enter into cooperative agreements for basic research and science education only if it determines that the grant or cooperative agreement promotes the progress of science in the United States and is consistent with the NSF's mission, is worthy of federal funding and is in the national interest as specified by the bill, and a written justification detailing those determinations accompanies the public announcement of the award.

Supporters of the bill say it is needed to properly account for scarce federal research dollars and that it essentially codifies the NSF's policy requiring clear, non-technical explanations of each research grant and how the grant supports the public interest.” [Congressional Quarterly's House Action Reports, 2/05/16] Prominent Scientists Noted That Scientific Studies Do Not Always Provide Immediate Economic Value But Can Lead To Long-Term Research Developments. “On February 10th, the House passed a bill requiring the NSF to certify the usefulness of its grants; one of the possible criteria was economic. ‘I think there’s a misunderstanding between some members of congress and the research community that every grant that’s given out should have some economic potential benefit,” said Bill Andresen, associate vice president for federal relations at the University of Pennsylvania. “And that’s just not the way science works.’ Not only is some science valuable in non-economic ways, but when research does have an economic impact you can’t always know it ahead of time. Studies of eagles ended up leading to advances in contact lenses, said Andrese.

NSF director France Cordova points to NSF funding for digital libraries that helped lead to Google.” [Marketplace, 2/22/16] Seniors’ Issues

–  –  –

Pages:     | 1 |   ...   | 45 | 46 || 48 | 49 |   ...   | 56 |

Similar works:

«_ WESTERN AUSTRALiAN a a t. EN 1 PERTH, THURSDAY, 18 JANUARY 1990 No. 4 SPECIAL PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY 0. L. DUFFIELD, GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT 3.30 PM i;ii The Western Australian Government Gazette is published by the State Printing Division for the State of Western Australia on Friday of each week unless disrupted by Public Holidays or unforeseen circumstances. Special Government Gazettes and Extraordinary Government Gazettes are published periodically, only the special gazettes are included in...»

«Patrícia Helena Turola Takamatsu ARQUITETURA VERNACULAR: Estudo de Caso Vila do Elesbão/ SantanaAP. Análise do habitar vernacular no ambiente construído e sua preservação Dissertação apresentada a Escola de Arquitetura – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais como requisito parcial para obtenção de grau em Mestre em Ambiente Construído e Patrimônio Sustentável. Área de Concentração: Gestão do Patrimônio no Ambiente Construído. Orientadora: Prof. Dra. Beatriz Alencar d'Araújo...»

«1 Rabbi Nachman of Breslov Rabbi Nachman of Breslov Copyright © 2012 Avraham Sutton Hitbodedut and Bitul to Ein Sof Running and Returning It is impossible to remain in a state of complete bitul (self-nullification, ego-death) for long, lest one’s existence in this world become nullified completely, God forbid. Rather one must always return from there in the same way that the angels in Ezekiel’s vision were “constantly running and returning” (Ezekiel 1:14). One is then able to receive...»

«ALL ALON E I N T HE WO RLD CHILDREN OF THE INCARCERATED A SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR NELL BERNSTEIN “An urgent invitation to care for all children as our own.” –– Ad r ia n Nicole Le B l a nc, author of Random Family ALL ALONE IN THE WORLD ALL ALONE IN THE WORLD CHILDREN OF THE INCARCERATED NELL BERNSTEIN Copyright ©  by Nell Bernstein All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, in any form, without written permission from the publisher....»

«The Expansion of the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main in the TaunusTurm 1. The New Model of the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main: MMK 1|2|3 (Concept and Financing) 2. MMK 1: Highlights and Classics Presentation of the Collection and International Special Exhibition “Subodh Gupta: Everything is Inside” 3. MMK 2: Collection and Current Themes Opening Show “Boom She Boom: Works from the MMK Collection” 4. MMK 3: Focus and Future Special Project “Dayanita...»

«© 2016, Global Media Journal Canadian Edition Volume 9, Issue 1, pp. 87-102 ISSN: 1918-5901 (English) ISSN: 1918-591X (Français) Media Discourse on Cell Phone Technology and “Left-Behind Children” in China Janice Hua Xu Holy Family University, United States Abstract: Through critical analysis of selected news stories from sina.com from 2010 to 2015 about cell phones and “left-behind children” in China, this article examines media discourses on the relationship between migrant...»

«Disclosure and Barring Service Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14 For the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 HC 374 Disclosure and Barring Service Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14 For the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 Presented to Parliament pursuant to paragraph 12 (5) of Schedule 8 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed on 15 January 2015 HC 374 © Disclosure and Barring Service (2015) The text of this document (this excludes, where...»

«CONDITIONS OF ENTRY TO THE NON-THOROUGHBRED REGISTER The Non-Thoroughbred Register records the births of Non-Thoroughbred progeny born in Great Britain and Ireland subject to these overall Conditions of Entry.BROODMARES To be eligible for registration as a broodmare in this Register, a mare must be able to show:. 1. That she has won a flat race, steeplechase or hurdle race under the Rules of Racing of any recognised Turf Authority or a Point-toPoint Steeplechase in Great Britain or Ireland, or...»

«FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT BIKRAM’S YOGA COLLEGE OF INDIA, No. 13-55763 L.P., a California limited partnership; BIKRAM CHOUDHURY, D.C. No. an Individual, 2:11-cv-05506Plaintiffs-Appellants, ODW-SS v. OPINION EVOLATION YOGA, LLC, a New York limited liability company; MARK DROST, an Individual; ZEFEA SAMSON, an Individual, Defendants-Appellees. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California Otis D. Wright II,...»

«Journal of Learning Design Willems The “gourmet” sausage factory: Keeping it human Christiaan Willems Creative Industries Faculty Queensland University of Technology, Australia c.willems@qut.edu.au Abstract Whilst tertiary institutions continue to invest heavily in the technological aspects of online Teaching & Learning (T&L), there does not appear to have been a commensurate investment in the “human” aspects of the use of the technology. Despite the broad recognition that teaching and...»

«PARADIS E LOS T J oh n Milton In t r od u c i n g p d f9 9 5 Fr e Eb o ok s We’ve created FreEbooks for you to enjoy using pdf995. FreEbooks contain sponsor pages (advertisements). If your organization would like to help sponsor a pdf995 FreEbook or you have any questions or comments, please contact us at support@pdf995.com Find out more at pdf995.com/freebooks BOOK I. Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tast Brought Death into the World, and all our...»

«A Guide to NFA Compliance Rules 2-29 and 2-36 Communications with the Public and Promotional Material April 2015 Revisions: Updated the Hypothetical Performance section to further clarify the requirements that are applicable to promotional material directed to Qualified Eligible Persons (QEP), under Compliance Rule 2-29(c). April 2015 Table of Contents Introduction and Purpose Rule Provisions General Standards Definition of Promotional Material Factual Statements Statements of Opinion...»

<<  HOME   |    CONTACTS
2016 www.dissertation.xlibx.info - Dissertations, online materials

Materials of this site are available for review, all rights belong to their respective owners.
If you do not agree with the fact that your material is placed on this site, please, email us, we will within 1-2 business days delete him.