The Week Ahead: July 8th-14th

We hope that you had a wonderful 4th of July holiday and managed to unplug for a couple of days to spend time with friends and family–we sure did! We’re glad to see you back here bright and early so here’s a peek at what’s happening this week.

  • White House: The president plans to tout his administration’s environmental accomplishments in a televised speech later today, read on to learn more.
  • Capitol Hill: This week the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a hearing to honor the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and will examine NASA’s plans for future human spaceflight missions this Tuesday. On the House side, the Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on cyber threats to the national energy grid on Friday.

ICYMI: The Earth was at its furthest point from the sun on July 4th, so how does this explain the past week’s record-setting heat?

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