From Politico Playbook, May 15, 2011
FIRST LOOK – Google’s Eric Schmidt, on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” today: “Today, your phone knows who you are, where you are, where you’re going, to some degree, because it can see your path. And with that and with your permission, it’s possible for software and software developers to predict where you’re going to go, to suggest people you should meet, to suggest activities and so forth. So ultimately what happens is, the mobile phone does what it does best, which is remember everything and make suggestions. And then you can be just a better human and have a good time. …”
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The latest science-related news on Capitol Hill from the AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Congress
Changes Coming in the 112th Congress
The 112th Congress will feature a host of new faces, a new Republican majority in the House, and several changes in committee structures. In the House, changes include the abolishment of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, the creation of new subcommittees, and a plethora of new Chairmen and Ranking Members.
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FY 2011 Appropriations Battles to Continue Next Year
Congress passed the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (H.R.3082) on December 21. This short-term extension of federal funding at FY 2010 levels through March 4, 2011, sets up a face-off in the new Congress between the newly-elected House Republican majority that is pushing for $100 billion in discretionary cuts and the Democrat-led Senate. Additionally, Congress finalized the extension of several tax cuts, including the R&D tax credit.
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- Upton promises oversight hearings ‘early’ in 112th Congress (techdailydose.nationaljournal.com)
The chairs of key committees in the House of Representatives with jurisdiction over science policy and budgets will change when the new Congress convenes on January 5, 2011. Among those changes are the leadership of the House Science and Technology Committee, and the House Appropriations Committee and its subcommittees. … The new Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee will be Hal Rogers (R-KY). … The House Science and Technology Committee will be chaired by Ralph Hall (R-TX). …
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Source: Richard M. Jones, FYI: The AIP for Science Policy News, December 15, 2010