House Hearings Begin Next Week on FY2015 Budget Requests for Science, NASA

House Hearings Begin Next Week on FY2015 Budget Requests for Science, NASA

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold two hearings next week on the FY2015 budget requests for science agencies generally and, separately, for NASA, kicking off the FY2015 budget season for civil space.

The first hearing is on Wednesday, March 26, and features Presidential Science Adviser John Holdren, who is also Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), as the only witness.   His annual testimony to the committee typically covers all science activities at civilian government agencies, including NASA and NOAA, at a fairly top level.  That hearing, before the full committee, is at 10:00 am ET.

The second hearing is on Thursday, March 27, at 9:00 am ET (an earlier hour than usual) and will specifically focus on NASA’s budget request.   NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden is the only witness.  The hearing is before the Space Subcommittee.

Both hearings are in 2318 Rayburn House Office Building and should be webcast on the committee’s website.

Hearings already have begun on the FY2015 budget requests related to national security space activities, but these are the first for this year on the civilian side.

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