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Government Documents on Science Policy: Congressional

Government Documents on Science Policy

Congressional

Congressional Sources

Congressional committees are excellent federal science policy information sources. These
committees are responsible for funding federal science programs and conducting oversight
of these programs performance. Committees producing information on federal science policy include:

GovInfo -Provides access to congressional bills, committee reports on legislation, the Code of Federal Regulations, and other major federal legal, legislative, and regulatory information.

U.S. Constitution & Declaration of Independence (See Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 and "promote the general welfare" in the Preamble.  See also 1st Amendment "Congress shall make no law...
abridging...the right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances)

Legislative Process (Tutorials on U.S. congressional legislative process.)

House Appropriations Committee
(Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-IN) is a member of this committee)

HERE for selected fulltext Hathitrust catalog documents.

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Senate Appropriations Committee
(Appropriations committees are excellent sources of project expenditure information) HERE for selected fulltext Hathitrust catalog documents.

Status of Appropriations Legislation for Fiscal Year (FY) (Covers agency and subject appropriations legislation from 1998-present.  See especially Commerce, Justice, & Science.)

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Senate Armed Services Committee Professional Staff 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

(Senator Todd Young (R-IN) is a member of this committee.)

See answers to committee questions by Trump Administration Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross.  Jan. 18, 2017 Ross confirmation hearing. Ross' post-hearing responses to Committee members questions.  See this Office of Government Ethics site for presidential appointees and nominees financial disclosure reports & ethics statements.

HERE for selected fulltext Hathitrust catalog documents.

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Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Comm.
(Senator Todd Young (R-IN) is a member of this committee)

HERE & HERE for selected fulltext Hathitrust catalog documents.

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House Science Committee
(Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) is a member of this committee).

HERE for selected fulltext Hathitrust catalog records.

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Congressional Serial Set (Purdue Users Only Online version HSSE Repository & MF Y 1.1/2:

Congressional Record (Contains transcripts of congressional debate, text of legislation, and recorded votes.)

Congressional Research Service Reports (Courtesy-University of North Texas Library)

Congressional Budget Office
Government Accountability Office
 

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