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Lamar Alexander announces Congress Approves 6th Year of Record Funding for National Laboratories; 7th Year of Record Funding for Locks, Dams, Harbors

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Congress has passed legislation sponsored by subcommittee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that includes the sixth consecutive year of record funding for the Office of Science – the most important U.S. Department of Energy program that supports work at our 17 national laboratories, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The Senate bill also prioritizes funding for supercomputing and advanced nuclear programs and provides the seventh consecutive year of record funding in a regular appropriations bill for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says Senate Proposes Sixth Year of Record Funding for 17 National Laboratories, Seventh Year of Record Funding for Locks, Dams, Harbors

 

U.S. SenateMaryville, TN – The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today unveiled legislation sponsored by subcommittee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that includes the sixth consecutive year of record funding for the Office of Science – the most important U.S. Department of Energy program that supports work at our 17 national laboratories, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 

The Senate bill also prioritizes funding for supercomputing and advanced nuclear programs and provides the seventh consecutive year of record funding for the Corps of Engineers.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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NASA Science continues from Home Offices, Video Conferencing in response to Coronavirus

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Across NASA’s many missions, thousands of scientists, engineers, and other experts and professionals all over the country are doing what they do best, but now from home offices and via video conferencing.

With most personnel supporting missions remotely to keep onsite staff at a minimal level in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Agency is moving ahead strongly with everything from space exploration to using our technology and innovation to help inform policy makers.  

NASA missions continue during Coronavirus outbreak. (NASA)

NASA missions continue during Coronavirus outbreak. (NASA)

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White House Announces New Partnership to Unleash U.S. Supercomputing Resources to Fight Coronavirus

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – The White House announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide coronavirus (COVID-19) researchers worldwide with access to the world’s most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus.

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Marsha Blackburn speaks about Coronavirus, Securing America’s Medicine Cabinet Act

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn spoke with Fox Business’s Charles Payne and on the Senate floor about her Securing America’s Medicine Cabinet Act and the coronavirus outbreak.

Remarks as prepared:

Thank you, Mister President.

On Tuesday, my colleague Senator Menendez and I introduced the Securing America’s Medicine Cabinet, or, SAM-C, Act to encourage an increase in American manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Lamar Alexander says Congress Should Double Funding for Energy Research to Put the United States on a Path Toward Cleaner, Cheaper Energy

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today emphasized to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette the importance of continuing to prioritize funding for American research and technology development. 

“Last March, I proposed a ‘New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy,’ a five year project with Ten Grand Challenges that will use American research and technology to put our country and the world firmly on a path toward cleaner, cheaper energy,” Senator Alexander, who serves as chairman of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, said.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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NASA uses Earth Climate Models to Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – In a generic brick building on the northwestern edge of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center campus in Greenbelt, Maryland, thousands of computers packed in racks the size of vending machines hum in a deafening chorus of data crunching. Day and night, they spit out 7 quadrillion calculations per second.

These machines collectively are known as NASA’s Discover supercomputer and they are tasked with running sophisticated climate models to predict Earth’s future climate.

Illustration of an exoplanet. (NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith)

Illustration of an exoplanet. (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith)

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Lamar Alexander says Beyond the Headlines, Congress is Reaching Results for Tennesseans

 

U.S. SenateMaryville TN – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said members of Congress have worked together to get results for Americans and for Tennesseans.

“I often suggest Tennesseans look at Washington, D.C., as if it were a split-screen television. On one side, you hear about impeachment and tweets, but, on the other side, you have members of Congress working together to get results for Americans. And in 2019, we’ve done just that.”

“Congress passed legislation in December that provides permanent funding – that is fully paid for – for HBCUs and other minority serving institutions attended by over 2 million minority students,” Senator Alexander said.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander announces President Donald Trump Signs Bill Providing Record Funding for National Laboratories, Supercomputing

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed into law legislation that provides record funding for national laboratories, including the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and other important Tennessee priorities Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.).

“The best-kept secret in Washington is record-funding for the Office of Science, which funds our national laboratories and supercomputing,” Senator Alexander, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee said. 

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says Bill Providing Record Funding For National Laboratories, Supercomputing Heads to President Donald Trump’s Desk

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the “the best-kept secret in Washington D.C. is record-funding for the Office of Science,” after the Senate passed, by a 71-23 vote, the fifth consecutive year of record funding for our national laboratories and supercomputing.

The bill now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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