To provide for a report on broadening participation in certain National Science Foundation research and education programs, to collect data on Federal research grants to science agencies, and for other purposes.
HR 4375 was passed by the House of Representatives on December 18, 2017.
To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out an upgrade to research equipment and construct research user facilities, and for other purposes.
HR 4377 was passed by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on November 15, 2017.
To expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2938 passed the House on November 1, 2017.
The House of Representative approved a legislative package of four bills in July 2017, which includes funding for the Department of Energy in fiscal year 2018.
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science would be flat funded and $30 million would be cut from biological and environmental research.
the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) would be eliminated if the bill were enacted.
Several science-related amendments were debated. Among the amendments that were agreed to were two small increases in funding for research on controlling aquatic invasive species.
Designating June 20, 2017, as “American Eagle Day” and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States.
S. Res. 191 was passed by the Senate on June 15, 2017.
To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to provide that nonnative species in the United States shall not be treated as endangered species or threatened species for purposes of that Act.
H.R. 2603 was considered during a hearing held by the House Natural Resources Committee on July 19, 2017.
This bill amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require the Department of the Interior or the Department of Commerce, as appropriate, to provide to affected states all data that is used as the basis of a determination on whether a species is an endangered species or a threatened species before making a determination.
The appropriate department must use data submitted by a state, tribal, or county government in making such a determination.
H.R. 1274 was considered in a hearing held by the House Natural Resources Committee on July 19, 2017.
To establish an Every Kid Outdoors program, and for other purposes.
S. 1522 was considered during a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on July 19, 2017.
To amend certain Acts to reauthorize those Acts and to increase protections for wildlife, and for other purposes.
S. 1514 was passed by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on July 26, 2017.
To expand the Government’s use and administration of data to facilitate transparency, effective governance, and innovation, and for other purposes.