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Congress Marks up Authorization and Appropriation Bills for NASA

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On April 29, the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee marked up the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2014, H.R. 4412.

The bill would authorize Fiscal Year 2014 appropriation levels for NASA at the $17.6 billion level agreed to in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law 113-76, which was signed into law in January 2014. In addition to authorizing appropriation levels, the bill would provide NASA with steady policy guidance over the next several years.

On April 30, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) and Related Agencies marked up the FY 2015 CJS Appropriations bill. The bill includes funding for NASA and NOAA programs.

The Space Foundation has updated its budget comparison documents for NASA and NOAA, with regard to these pieces of legislation, which include more details on the various proposed provision and funding levels within each bill. Those updates can be found here.

This article is part of Space Watch: May 2014 (Volume: 13, Issue: 5).

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