Both the House and Senate have now passed versions of the FY 2005 Department of Defense Appropriations bill. Under the House bill, H.R. 4613, total funding for the science and technology program categories (6.1, 6.2, and 6.3) would increase by 5.7% over the current budget to $12.8 billion. In the Senate bill, S. 2559, total funding for the three program categories would increase by 0.9% to $12.2 billion.
The Bush Administration's FY 2005 request for these S&T programs was $10.5 billion, which would have reduced funding by $1.6 billion or 13.2%.