Federal Relations

Senator Murray Advances UW FY10 Projects

Senator Patty Murray has advanced University of Washington fiscal year 2010 appropriations requests along with requests from a number of institutions in the state of Washington. The development is important, but not the final step in securing support for the projects selected. The FY10 appropriations process will play out over the course of the summer

House Foreign Affairs Committee Seeks Increase in Study Abroad Opportunities

Yesterday (May 14th), legislation was introduced in the House Foreign Affairs Committee that would advance provisions of the Paul Simon Study Abroad Act. House Foreign Affairs Committee Release Washington, DC – Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today introduced wide-ranging legislation to improve and support U.S. foreign policy efforts,

Congressman Reichert Recognizes UW School of Medicine on House Floor

UW SCHOOL OF MEDICINE                                 HON. DAVID G. REICHERT of washington in the house of representatives Thursday, April 30, 2009 Mr. REICHERT. Madam Speaker, today I rise in recognition of the University of Washington School of Medicine and their incredible standing as one of the best medical schools in the world. According to US News &

NOAA Day on the Hill

Wednesday May 20th is NOAA Day on the Hill. This year’s theme is “NOAA Knows Climate.” UW Federal Relations staff will be in attendance. 3rd Annual NOAA Day on Capitol Hill NOAA Day Exhibits and Displays Wednesday, May 20, 2009 – 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – The Foyer – Rayburn House Office Building See

Bill Would Create National Climate Service

The House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment is expected to mark up draft legislation today that would create an office similar to the National Weather Service to predict changes in climate.  The new “National Climate Service” would be established within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  A National Climate Service (NCS)

The Week at a Glance May 11-15

The Senate will consider a bill to impose new regulations on the credit card industry. Later in the week, the House is expected to vote on bills to overhaul the Pentagon’s acquisition system, to provide school construction and modernization, and a fiscal 2009 war supplemental appropriations bill.

NSF Releases Recovery Act Procedures

The National Science Foundation has taken the step, already completed by most agencies, of releasing procedures for Recovery Act funding. The NSF Recovery terms and conditions are availabe here.

APLU Provides Preliminary Analysis of FY10 President’s Budget Request

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has prepared a preliminary analysis (below) of the higher education components of President Obama’s FY10 Budget Request. Additional information will be provided as the UW Office of Federal Relations and various higher education associations examine the budget request. In the Federal Budget section of this website, budget briefing

NOAA FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials

NOAA has requested a total of $4.5 billion in FY 2010, which is an increase of $110M over the FY 2009 enacted level. The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) requests a total of $404.6 million which is an increase of $3.7 million over the FY 2009 enacted level. In summary, OAR requests: $209.8

DOD FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials

DOD FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials Press Release DoD Releases Fiscal 2010 Budget Proposal President Barack Obama today sent to Congress a proposed defense budget of $663.8 billion for fiscal 2010.  The budget request for the Department of Defense (DoD) includes $533.8 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund base defense programs and $130 billion

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