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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 72, Issue 3, page 18, 15 January 1991
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1991), Legislative, Eos Trans. AGU, 72(3), 18–18, doi:10.1029/EO072i003p00018-03.(
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As Congress convenes again and enters a new budget cycle, it theoretically follows a two-tiered approach to funding a program. First, a congressional committee is supposed to authorize spending for a program, and then another committee appropriates the money for it. Authorizing committees are also charged with overseeing and adjusting programs.
One authorizing committee, however—the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, newly chaired by George A. Brown (D-CA)— has lost some of its power to formulate the nation's science policy to the House Appropriations Committee. One of Brown's challenges—cited by observers—is to regain some of his committee's old control on setting the course of science.