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Senate panel to hold aviation safety hearing after two Boeing 737 Max crashes

Panel plans to call Boeing and other aviation manufacturers to testify following fatal Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes FAA said in a bulletin to foreign regulators and airlines that its ‘ongoing review of this software installation and training is an agency priority, as will be the rollout of any software, training or other measures’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters A US Senate committee plans a hearing on 27 March on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashe...
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Lawmakers Move to Block Companies From Using Face Recognition Without Your Consent

On the heels of this week’s news that a major tech company had scraped nearly a million images off Flickr to help train a facial-recognition tool, Senate lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at prohibiting commercial users of facial recognition from collecting and re-sharing such data without the…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Senate, Ibm, Facial Recognition


Beto O'Rourke, friend of the fossil fuel industry, is no climate hero

O’Rourke wants to be everything to everyone. To take a look back at his career, that’s an invitation he’s extended to the fossil fuel industry ‘O’Rourke voted twice to lift a long-standing restrictions on crude oil exports.’ Photograph: Daniel Acker/Reuters “We are truly now, more than ever, the last great hope of this Earth,” Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke ended a video announcing his presidential bid. “At this moment of maximum peril and maximum potential, let’s show ourselves and those who...
Tags: Science, Congress, Senate, US, Canada, Iowa, Donald Trump, Gulf of Mexico, BETO, Rourke, Permian, Robert Francis, Intergovernmental Panel, Appalachian basin, Lee Drutman, O'Rourke


NASA may be forced to rely on a commercial rocket to test its new crew capsule

NASA is betting big on its Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft as a one-two punch that will send astronauts on missions to the Moon and beyond. Both the Orion and SLS are currently in development, but they're not progressing at nearly the same rate.This leaves NASA in a bit of a pinch as it looks at its immediate schedule. A lunar test flight of the Orion, perched atop the SLS rocket to send it on its way, was supposed to take place by the middle of 2020, but the SLS is way behind sched...
Tags: Science, Senate, Nasa, Orion, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


NASA’s new rocket won’t be ready for moon shot next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s top official says the space agency’s new rocket won’t be ready for a moon shot next year. Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate committee Wednesday he’s considering switching to commercial rockets to preserve the June 2020 launch date. Bridenstine says two commercial rockets would be needed, one to launch […]
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NASA considers shifting a key test flight beyond the moon to commercial rockets

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate hearing today that his agency is looking into an option to double up commercial launch vehicles in order to keep a crucial test mission for its Orion spaceship and European-built service module on schedule for mid-2020. The shift would take NASA’s own heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket, or SLS, out of the rotation for the uncrewed test flight around the moon, known as Exploration Mission 1 or EM-1. “Certainly there are opportunities to utilize ...
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New Senate Bill Bans Online Ads Targeting Kids Under 13, Gives Teens Power to 'Erase' Personal Data

Senate lawmakers on Tuesday introduced new bipartisan legislation that gives kids under 16 years old and their parents substantially more control over their data while further limiting the data-collection practices of apps, websites, and online services.
Tags: Science, Privacy, Children, Senate, Coppa, Ed Markey, Josh Hawley, Gives Teens Power to Erase Personal Data


Endocrine Society commends reinvigorated effort to regulate chemicals in personal care products

The Endocrine Society applauded the reintroduction of a Senate bill that would give government regulators needed authority to protect consumers from exposure to hazardous endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in cosmetics and other personal care products.
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Republicans Just Can’t Stop Talking About the ‘Green New Deal’

The party hopes they can use it to take back seats in Congress and possibly keep the White House in 2020. A cadre of Republican senators plan to take to the Senate floor Wednesday to bash the plan. “We are preparing to have a nice informative colloquy on that issue,” Senator Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, said in an interview.
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Congress, Senate, White House, Roger Wicker


Senate to vote on Green New Deal: Republican leader

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the U.S. Senate will vote on the Democratic environmental proposal the "Green New Deal" in the next two weeks. "The Green New Deal continues to be an interesting discussion for, particularly, Republicans and we will, of course, give our Democratic friends who've been advocating this proposal an opportunity to debate it and vote on it on the Senate floor sometime in the next couple of weeks," McConnell said. Other Republicans speaking to ...
Tags: Science, Senate, Mitch McConnell, U S Senate, McConnell, U S Capitol, Green New Deal


Bernie Sanders: Government ‘Cannot Go Too Far’ in Addressing Climate Change

Senator Bernie Sanders (D., Vt.) dismissed Friday the notion that the recently introduced Green New Deal plan is extreme and unrealistic, arguing instead that there is no action too drastic for the government to take to address climate change.“Does the Green New Deal go too far?” Sunny Hostin asked Sanders Friday on ABC's The View. “No. You cannot go too far on the issue of climate change. The future of the planet is at stake, ok? . . . According to the best scientists in the world, we have ...
Tags: Science, Abc, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Bernie Sanders, Cortez, Trump, Sanders, Bernie Sanders D Vt, Ed Markey, Hostin, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Senate confirms ex-coal lobbyist to lead U.S. environment regulator

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump's candidate, a former coal lobbyist, to lead the nation's top environmental regulator, infuriating Democrats and conservation groups who said his policies were endangering public health. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a Washington insider with years of experience working as a congressional staffer, was nominated by Trump in January to permanently replace Scott Pruitt, who resigned in July after wi...
Tags: Science, Washington, Senate, Wyoming, Donald Trump, Scott Pruitt, Trump, U S Senate, John Barrasso, Andrew Wheeler, EPA Wheeler


Senate confirms Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator along mostly party-line vote

Andrew Wheeler will be the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency after the Senate voted to confirm him in a mostly party line vote. The Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler's promotion to lead the Environmental Protection Agency in a 52-47 vote on Thursday, seven months after his predecessor Scott Pruitt resigned.Republican Sen. Susan Collins was the only Republican to vote against Wheeler.
Tags: Science, Senate, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Sen Susan Collins, Andrew Wheeler


Senate set to confirm ex-coal lobbyist to lead top U.S. environment regulator

The U.S. Senate is poised on Thursday to confirm President Donald Trump's candidate, a former coal lobbyist, to lead the nation's top environmental regulator, a nomination that has infuriated conservation groups and Democrats. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a Washington insider with years of experience working as a congressional staffer, was nominated by Trump in January to permanently replace Scott Pruitt, who resigned in July after widespread criticism fo...
Tags: Science, Washington, Senate, Wheeler, Donald Trump, Scott Pruitt, Trump, U S Senate, Andrew Wheeler, Democrats Environmental Protection Agency


U.S. Senate hopes confirmation vote this week on Trump's EPA pick: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate hopes to vote this week to confirm Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist and President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, an aide to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. A source familiar with the matter said the vote was likely to take place on Thursday on acting administrator Wheeler who was nominated by Trump in January to replace Scott Pruitt, the administrator who resigned in July after criticism ov...
Tags: Science, Washington, Senate, Wheeler, Mitch McConnell, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, Trump, U S Senate, Reuters The U S Senate, Andrew Wheeler


Students Ask Mitch McConnell To Back The Green New Deal, Saying It's "Our Only Hope"

More than 100 young climate activists, including students from the state of Kentucky, rallied outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office in Washington, D.C. Monday to demand the Republican leader either support the Green New Deal or present his own comprehensive legislation to fight climate change. “Climate change is the biggest threat to my future. "It’s not a question of who knows more or who has been in the business for longer, it’s the question of who is going to be disproport...
Tags: Science, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Mitch McConnell


AOC: ‘Is It Still Ok to Have Children’ in the Age of Climate Change

Representative Alexandria Ocaio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) questioned the morality of bringing children into a world that is struggling to address man-made climate change in a video posted to social media over the weekend.“There’s scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult. And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: is it okay to still have children?” Ocasio-Cortez told her 2.5 million Instagram followers.Since besting six-term incumbent, former Repre...
Tags: Science, Senate, America, Mitch McConnell, Democratic, Joe Crowley, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Alexandria Ocaio Cortez


To Stop the Wall, Democrats Agree to Fund Mass Surveillance Near U.S. Border

A spending bill expected to pass the House and Senate on Thursday, and then be signed by President Trump before this weekend to avert another disastrous government shutdown, contains at least $100 million earmarked for the development of surveillance technologies such as unmanned aerial drones and facial recognition…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Senate, House, Mass Surveillance, Trump, Border Security


Activists Have a Plan to Keep the Senate From Nuking the Green New Deal

The Senate will be taking up a vote for the Green New Deal in what’s widely seen as a cynical ploy by Mitch McConnell to divide Democrats at the expense of millennials and future generations. The thing is, millennials are pretty pissed and they’re not going to let the vote happen without making some serious noise.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Vote, Mitch McConnell, Ed Markey, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Senate Democrats press Trump for China IP, tech transfer commitments

Seven U.S. Democratic senators urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to press China for a trade deal that fully addresses the technology transfer and intellectual property concerns outlined by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Led by Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the senators said in a letter to Trump that any deal with Beijing must at a minimum commit China to "cease the predatory practices" identified in USTR's Section 301 investigation, which formed the basis for U.S....
Tags: Science, Senate, China, Beijing, New Jersey, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Trade, Robert Menendez, USTR, Robert Lighthizer


U.S. Senate proposal would block Saudi path to atomic weapon in nuclear deal

Under the measure, any U.S. civilian nuclear cooperation agreement, or 123 agreement, with Saudi Arabia would prevent enrichment of uranium or reprocessing of plutonium made in reactors - two routes to making nuclear weapons. It is unclear whether a majority of the 100-member Senate would support the resolution of Democrats Jeff Merkley and Ed Markey and Republican Rand Paul. U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been holding quiet talks with officials from Saudi Arabia on sharing U.S. nuclear...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Senate, Rick Perry, U S Senate, Ed Markey, Jeff Merkley, Republican Rand Paul U S Energy


McConnell Trolls Democrats By Pledging A Vote On The Green New Deal

WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky
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US Senate votes to expand nationals parks, protected lands

The US Senate approved a landmark expansion of protected lands Tuesday, the first major gain for conservationists in two years after repeated setbacks by the Trump administration. The Senate voted 98-2 in support of the Natural Resources Management Act, which gives new or strengthened protection from mining and encroachment to more than two million acres (810,000 hectares), expands eight national parks and historic sights, and adds new national monuments and heritage areas. Habitats for wildli...
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Republican leader says U.S. Senate will vote on Green New Deal

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate will vote on a "Green New Deal" introduced by Democrats that seeks to eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade. "I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we're going to be voting on that in the Senate, give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal," McConnell said. Republicans have been quick to criticize the initiative, unveiled by rising po...
Tags: Science, Senate, Mitch McConnell, U S Senate, McConnell, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Republican leader says Senate will vote on Green New Deal

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate will vote on a "Green New Deal" introduced by Democrats that aims to slash U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to negligible levels in a decade. "I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we're going to be voting on that in the Senate, give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal," McConnell said.
Tags: Science, Senate, Mitch McConnell, U S Senate, McConnell, Green New Deal


Mark Kelly, Retired Astronaut and Husband of Gabby Giffords, Announces Senate Bid

Mark Kelly, retired astronaut and husband of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, this morning announced his bid for the U.S. Senate seat in Arizona previously held by John McCain. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Senate, Arizona, Science policy, Astronauts, U S Senate, Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly, Astronaut Politicians, Husband of Gabby Giffords Announces Senate, John McCain Read


Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly seeking Arizona Senate seat

Retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, whose wife, congresswoman Gabby Giffords was severely wounded in a 2011 assassination attempt, announced on Tuesday that he was running for the US Senate seat from Arizona once held by John McCain. "My next mission," the 54-year-old former US Navy captain said in revealing his Senate bid on his Twitter feed. Kelly, a Democrat, would take on Republican Martha McSally in November of next year if he wins the Democratic nomination.
Tags: Science, Senate, Nasa, Arizona, US Senate, John Mccain, US Navy, Kelly, Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly, Arizona Senate, Martha McSally


O'Rourke, Trump duel over wall, immigration in possible 2020 preview

O'Rourke, who narrowly lost his 2018 bid for a U.S. Senate seat, accused Trump of stoking "false fear" about immigrants and telling "lies" about his hometown El Paso, which Trump said was a dangerous place before it had a border fence. "We stand for America and we stand against a wall," O'Rourke told a crowd of several thousand supporters, many waving "Beto 2020" signs and wearing "Immigrants Make America Great" baseball caps. "Walls do not save lives, they end lives." Two hundred yards away ...
Tags: Science, Senate, America, Ted Cruz, Trump, El Paso, Rourke, El Paso County Coliseum Trump, Rourke Trump, Immigrants Make America Great


Texas showdown: O'Rourke, Trump hold dueling rallies over wall

O’Rourke, who lost in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas, promised to blast Trump for stoking "false fear" about immigrants and telling "lies" about his hometown El Paso, which Trump said was a dangerous place before it had a border fence. In a conference call with reporters, O'Rourke said his counter-rally two hundred yards from the Trump event would be a "powerful, beautiful" response to "Trump's lies about our community, the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrants, about Mexicans." Trump is tra...
Tags: Texas, Science, Mexico, Senate, Trump, El Paso, O Rourke, Rourke Trump


Amazon's New HQ2 Makes Allies of Quarrelsome Cuomo, de Blasio

Now they’ve got each other’s back like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, rhetorical guns ablaze against an array of fellow Democrats who want to kill the deal the pair has worked for months to consummate. A report Friday that the company may be reconsidering its plans has emboldened opponents in the state Senate and the City Council. The news came days after Senate leaders named Michael Gianaris, one of the deal’s fiercest critics, to a board that would give him power to veto it.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Senate, Michael Gianaris, Cuomo de Blasio



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