Yesterday, 27 October 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Land Remote Sensing Outreach Act on a vote of 379 to 33. The bill will now be forwarded to the Senate.
“The National Land Remote Sensing Outreach Act (H.R. 2489) would authorize $100 million over the FY 2010 through 2019 for the Department of Interior to establish a new national land remote sensing outreach program within the U.S. Geological Survey. According to the legislation, the program’s mission would be to “advance the availability, timely distribution, and widespread use of geospatial imagery for education, research, assessment, and monitoring purposes in each State and the lands of an Indian tribe.””
A summary of the bill can be found here.
Congressional Budget Office cost estimates for the bill can be found here.
Your representative: how did they vote?
Coverage in Prairie Business magazine.