In testimony before a House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco said the proposed National Climate Service should continue to be funded despite a provision in the FY2011 Continuing Resolution (CR) prohibiting any funding for the initiative. Initially created in February 2010, the NCS was a rearrangement of existing NOAA offices under a unified office. Republicans are concerned the NCS is predisposed to support politically controversial climate change mitigation policies and that NOAA is in violation of the CR forbidding funding for NCS.