An informal briefing a few weeks ago by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee staff provided a good overview of high-priority science issues that they will address. The committee plans to revisit some issues as well as consider new matters of interest.
There is much uncertainty about the Clinton administration's budget request, with no firm information about Space Station Freedom or budgets for the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, or NASA. The Office of Management and Budget is assembling the new budget, which will then be sent to the agencies for review. March 23 is the current target date for release of the detailed budget document.