Space Policy Events for the Week of June 24-28, 2013
The following space policy-related events may be of interest in the coming week. The House and Senate are both in session.
During the Week
Congress continues to work on FY2014 funding bills and oversight of U.S. space programs this week. By the end of the week, the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) should have an idea of where its FY2014 budget stands with full committee markup in the House and both subcommittee and full committee markup in the Senate. AST is part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which in turn is part of the Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT is funded through the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) appropriations bill. The House T-HUD subcommittee marked up the bill last week recommending deep cuts to AST. Although subcommittee Democrats expressed their displeasure with the bill overall because of the significant reductions it recommends for many activities, they agreed to wait to introduce amendments until full committee markup this week. The House Appropriations committee is working under the strict budget targets in the Budget Resolution passed by the House in March. The Senate also passed a Budget Resolution this spring. It is more generous than the House version, so AST could fare better on that side of Capitol Hill.
Monday-Wednesday, June 24-26
Tuesday, June 25
Tuesday-Wednesday, June 25-26
Wednesday, June 26
Thursday, June 27
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