A bill that would place more emphasis on storm/weather prediction and less emphasis on climate change research. Requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) to place "priority emphasis on development of more accurate and timely warnings and forecasts of high impact weather events that endanger life and property". At present, the NOAA spends more than twice as much on climate change research as it does on weather forecasting research. This bill aims to improve performance gaps in weather forecasting between the U.S. and other nations, and states explicitly that the NOAA is not prohibited from obtaining weather data through contracts with commercial providers.
What is House Bill H.R. 2413?
Impacts climate change research, weather prediction capability, and relationship between taxpayer dollars and the private sector.
Cost of House Bill H.R. 2413
CBO estimates that implementing the legislation would cost $356 million over the 2015-2019 period.
Weather Forecasting Improvement Act of 2014
To prioritize and redirect NOAA resources to a focused program of investment on affordable and attainable advances in observational, computing, and modeling capabilities to deliver substantial improvement in weather forecasting and prediction of high impact weather events, such as those associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods, storm surges, and wildfires, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- senate Committees
- The house Passed April 1st, 2014Passed by Voice Vote
EnvironmentCommittee on Science, Space, and TechnologyIntroducedJune 18th, 2013
- house Committees