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H.R.2413: Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla.
Total Cosponsors 20 (7 Democrats, 13 Republicans)
Introduced June 18, 2013
Latest Major Action April 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere (who is also the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration [NOAA]) to prioritize weather-related activities, including the provision of improved weather data, forecasts, and warnings for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy, in all relevant line offices.

(Sec. 3) Directs the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) to conduct a program to develop an improved understanding of forecast capabilities for atmospheric events and their impacts, placing priority on developing more accurate, timely, and effective warnings and forecasts of high impact weather events that endanger life and property.

Requires such program to focus on: (1) improving the fundamental understanding of weather, including boundary layer and other atmospheric processes af...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 2, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
April 1, 2014 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
April 1, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2759-2761)
April 1, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2413.
April 1, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2759-2763)
April 1, 2014 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
March 21, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 285.
March 21, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 113-383.
Dec. 5, 2013 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Dec. 5, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 9, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 9, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.
June 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.