Events of Interest: Week of June 14-18, 2010

Events of Interest: Week of June 14-18, 2010

The following events may be of interest in the coming week. For more information, see our calendar on the right menu or click the links below. Congressional activities are subject to change; check the appropriate website for up-to-date information. All times are EDT.

During the Week

The House may take up the FY2010 supplemental appropriations bill: the Senate-passed version (H.R. 4899) or its own (not yet reported from committee). The Senate-passed version includes language stating that funds appropriated in FY2010 or before can be used to continue the Constellation program and NASA should not terminate Constellation contracts “for convenience.”

It is also possible that the House or Senate will act on a FY2011 budget resolution, or a “deeming resolution” as an alternative, that would set the amount of funds available for each appropriations subcommittee to spend. Technically, the subcommittees cannot act on their FY2011 appropriations bills until those limits are set.

Entirely separate from the U.S. Congress, the U.N. Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOUS) will continue its meeting in Vienna, Austria through Friday.

Tuesday, June 15

  • The International Space University (ISU) will hold a scholarship fund dinner, 6:30 pm, Westin Grand Hotel, Washington DC

Wednesday, June 16

  • Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing on FY2011 DOD budget request, 10:30 am, 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

Thursday, June 17

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