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    Science and Technology Policy

    John Holdren, the former director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Obama administration, talked about the future of science and technology policy at the American Association for…

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    Federal Investment in Innovation

    Witnesses that included the heads of the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified on federal investments in innovation. They…

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    Climate Change Report

    The White House hosted the release of the third U.S. National Climate Assessment, a report detailing the impacts of climate change on the country and the national economy. Counselor to the…

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    Federal Government Research and Development Funding

    John Holdren gave the keynote address at an American Association for the Advancement of Science forum on science and technology policy. He outlined the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2014 budget request…

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    Threats from Asteroids and Meteors

    Top NASA, military, and White House scientists testified on threats from asteroids and other near-earth objects, and U.S. capability to deflect their potential damage. The group talked…

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    Office of Science and Technology Policy Oversight

    John Holdren testified about programs administered by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), as well as its roles, responsibilities, operations, management and its function in…

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    U.S.-China Relations and Energy Policy

    Officials from the U.S. and China spoke about cooperation and joint efforts in energy technology, particularly in areas such as coal-fired power plants. They responded to questions from the…

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    Future of Human Space Flight, Government Officials

    Witnesses talked about the future of human space flight in relation to President Obama’s recent announcement of a new direction for NASA. Among the issues they addressed were the plan’s impact on…

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    Presidential Remarks on Human Space Flight

    President Obama spoke about the future of the U.S. space program. In his remarks he explained his decision to eliminate plans for a new manned moon mission, and called for a restructuring of…

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    NASA Programs and Human Space Flight

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other spoke to reporters and answered questions about NASA’s fiscal year 2011 budget. The budget cuts most of the funding for missions to the moon and…

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    John Holdren Remarks on Climate Change

    Mr. Holdren spoke about greenhouse gas emissions, global climate change and future policy options. He focused on mitigating the impact of global warming and adapting current practices to…

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    Medal of Philanthropy Presentation

    With Tom Brokaw serving as master of ceremonies, Vartan Gregorian presented the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy to the Heinz Family, the Mellon Family, the Tata Family of India, and…

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    Science of Global Climate Change

    Scientists discussed the scientific evidence for global warming. They examined the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on climate change, the cause of climate change,…

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    Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control

    Mr. El Baradei, the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, spoke about nuclear defense technology, saying countries that possess nuclear programs should move away from their nuclear defenses to set a better…

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    Rising Oil Prices

    Senators heard testimony on the rising price of oil, and the effiency and effectiveness of the Clinton administration’s response to the crisis. Many feared that gas prices would reach more…

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    Global Climate Change Summit

    President Clinton previewed an October summit on global warming along with Vice President Gore. The president praised the vice president for his experitse in environmental affairs and said…

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    Nuclear Smuggling Day 2

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the prevalence and ease of smuggling nuclear weapon-grade material out of the former Soviet Union and how much damage weapons made with even…

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    Global Climate Change

    The committee heard testimony from scientists and environmental experts on reports of global changes in climate due to the production and accumulation of “greenhouse” gases. In recent years, concerns…

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