Events of Interest (Updated): Week of Oct. 12-16, 2009

Events of Interest (Updated): Week of Oct. 12-16, 2009

The following events may be of interest next week. More information is available by using our calendar on the right menu, or using the links provided below. Note that congressional schedules are always subject to change.

(Note change in venue for NRC Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space meeting on Wed-Fri.)

Conference reports may be brought to the floor at any time.

  • The Senate may take up the conference report on the Energy-Water appropriations bill (H.R. 3183). Action had been expected to be completed this week, but Congress Daily (subscription required) reports that Senator Coburn is objecting to the final version because it excludes a provision he sponsored in the Senate requiring public disclosure of reports from agencies to Congress that are called for in appropriations bills (excluding sensitive reports on national security and defense).
  • The DOD authorization bill (H.R. 2647) conference report also may be voted on in the Senate; it passed the House on Oct. 8.
  • Conferees may meet on the DOD appropriations bill (H.R. 3326).

Monday-Friday, October 12-16

Tuesday, October 13

  • Senate scheduled to resume debate on Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill (H.R. 2847), which includes NASA, NOAA and NSF
  • NRC Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB), Oct. 13-14, Keck Center, Washington, DC; some sessions may be closed to the public

Wednesday, October 14

Thursday and Friday, October 15-16

  • Continuation of International Astronautical Congress and two NRC meetings listed above
  • NRC Committee on Assessment of NASA Laboratory Facilities: Site Visit to Glenn Research Center (GRC), Cleveland, OH. Some sessions may be closed to the public. See the agenda for important information about procedures the public must follow to gain access to GRC for this meeting.

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