H.R. 1561: Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2015

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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Mar 24, 2015


Passed House on May 19, 2015

This bill passed in the House on May 19, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Frank Lucas

Representative for Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: May 20, 2015
Length: 25 pages


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Mar 24, 2015

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Mar 25, 2015
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May 19, 2015
Passed House

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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

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