Panel Discussion 1 Snapshot of the Federal Policy Landscape

Monday, 11 January 2016: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room 335/336 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 11th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Yael Seid-Green, American Meteorological Society, Policy Program, Washington, DC
Shalini Mohleji, NOAA, Washington, DC; Roger Wakimoto, NSF, Geosciences Directorate, Arlington, VA and Laurie Chong, AMS Congressional Science Fellow, Washington, DC

This panel will introduce the federal policy landscape as related to the AMS community. The session will represent perspectives from both the Executive and Legislative branches and the role of the AMS Policy Program in the policy setting. The panelists will cover timely issues by discussing the 2015 activities and priorities of the Administration and Congress. Talks will include Congressional activity as experienced by the 2015-2016 AMS Congressional Science Fellow, pending legislation and relevant hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and other timely topics.

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