FY 2012 NOAA Budget Request and Oversight

April 13, 2011

253 Russell Senate Office Building

Feature Image 8WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces the following Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and the Coast Guard Subcommittee hearing on NOAA’s FY 2012 budget request and oversight. 

“In the wake of the tsunami in Japan and as we approach the one year anniversary of the BP oil spill it is clear that Congress needs to ensure that NOAA is adequately resourced to protect our coastal economies and precious ocean resources,” said Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), Chairman of the U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. “As the Commerce Committee reviews NOAA’s budget request I will make it a priority to take a close look at the critical weather prediction and marine planning programs provided by our leading ocean science agency.”

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Jane Lubchenco

    Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
    Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration