FoNOAA Supports Omnibus Public Lands Bill, Including Five Ocean Bills

The undersigned members representing the ocean research, education, Earth observations and conservation communities, and commercial enterprises would like to thank you for your continuing strong support of ocean science, Earth observation systems, and conservation in the U.S. House of Representatives. We encourage you to bring to the floor for consideration S. 22–The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. S. 22 contains five landmark ocean bills: The Ocean Exploration and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Undersea Research Program Act; The Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act; The Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act; The Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act; and The Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program…

2009-02-09 FoNOAA to House Leadership re- Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009

FoNOAA Urges Senate Leadership to Pass Omnibus Bill, Including Six Ocean Bills

The undersigned members of the ocean and coastal research, education, and conservation community would like to thank you for your strong support of ocean and coastal science and conservation in the U.S. Senate. We strongly support the important ocean and coastal related bills included in S. 3297 – Hydrographic Services Improvement Act, Ocean Exploration and NOAA Undersea Research Program Act, Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act, Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act, Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act, and National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act. We collectively urge the Senate to remain diligent in its efforts to seek passage ofthese much needed improvements in ocean policy at the earliest available opportunity.

2008-09-11 FoNOAA to Senate Leadership re- Advancing America’s Priorities Act

FoNOAA Supports NOAA Education and Science in America COMPETES Act

As the House and Senate make plans for conferencing the vital innovation legislation that has passed both bodies, we, the undersigned members of the Friends of NOAA Coalition, would like to thank you for what you have accomplished to date in support of critical federal research and development programs through S. 761. We are writing to urge you to retain the recognition of NOAA’s contribution to the nation’s competitiveness in any final conference agreement for this legislation…

2007-06-13 FoNOAA to Conferees re- America COMPETES Act

Ocean and Coastal Caucuses to House Appropriators: Avoid Crippling Budget Cuts to NOAA in FY2007

As Members of Congress with a great interest in our nation’s oceans and coasts, we would like to draw your attention to the severe budget cuts proposed for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for FY 2007. We are deeply concerned that this austere oceans budget will decrease the important services NOAA provides to the nation and our constituents at home…

FY07 2006-03-13 Coastal and Oceans Caucuses to House CJS re- FY07 NOAA Approps