H.R. 1561: Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2016

To improve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather research through a focused program of investment on affordable and attainable advances in observational, computing, and modeling capabilities to support substantial improvement in weather forecasting and prediction of high impact weather events, to expand commercial opportunities for the provision of weather data, and for other purposes.

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Overview

Introduced:

Mar 24, 2015

Status:

Passed Senate with Changes on Dec 1, 2016

This bill has been passed in the House and the Senate, but the Senate made changes and sent it back to the House on December 1, 2016.

Sponsor:

Frank Lucas

Representative for Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2016
Length: 96 pages

Prognosis:

42% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

History

Mar 24, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 25, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

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May 19, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 1, 2016
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

 
House Approves Senate Changes

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1561 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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