2 Nov 2009

The FY 2010 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill has been sent to President Barack Obama for his signature. Contained within H.R. 2996 is funding for the U.S. Geological Survey. Total funding for USGS increases 6.5 percent in FY 2010.

13 Jul 2009

Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have completed work on their versions of the FY 2010 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill. This bill provides funding for the U.S. Geological Survey.

The House approved its version of this legislation, H.R. 2996, in late June. The report accompanying the Senate version of this bill, 111-38, is now available here.

13 May 2009

The Obama Administration has requested a 5.1 percent, or $53.2 million increase in the FY 2010 budget for the U.S. Geological Survey. An Interior Department budget document explains that:

26 Feb 2009

The U.S. Geological Survey would receive a 3.7% increase in its FY 2009 budget in H.R. 1105, the FY 2009 Omnibus Funding Bill, which was passed yesterday by the House and is now pending in the Senate.

Congress has until March 6 to send this bill to President Obama. Short term funding expires on that day for USGS and the other agencies and departments covered under this bill. Objections raised by Senate fiscal conservatives could delay the final passage of this measure.

5 Aug 2014

A draft version of the report accompanying the FY 2015 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill was released by Senate appropriators on August 1.  This bill provides funding for the U.S. Geological Survey.  The appropriations process is stalled and it is unknown when the subcommittee and full committee will consider the bill.  The House Appropriations Committee approved its version of this bill,  HR 5171, on July 23.

9 Apr 2010

“This budget reflects our ability to address a broad array of natural-resource and natural-science issues facing the Nation. The challenges are great, the stakes are high, and the USGS is committed to providing science in the service of our great Nation.” - USGS Director Marcia McNutt

15 Feb 2010

"Science is a cornerstone for sound decision making,  Today's complex, interrelated natural resource issues - such as climate change, energy conservation and development, and water quality and availability - demand that policy makers and managers start with timely, unbiased science. The President’s budget supports that vital perspective." - USGS Director Marcia McNutt

21 Dec 2011

Congress  and the President have agreed on a final FY 2012 appropriations bill.  H.R. 2055 combines nine funding bills, and is  accompanied by House Report 112-331.  This 1,385 page report contains the bill  language and a second section with the appropriators’ recommendations.  The following is a selection of the report’s  recommendations for the U.S. Geological Survey, starting on page 1058, with  specific funding levels starting on page 1099. 

17 Jul 2014

On Tuesday the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the FY 2015 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.  The committee passed the $30.2 billion bill by a vote of 29-19.  The legislation provides an increase of $162 million above the current appropriations and is $409 million below the Obama Administration’s request. 

18 Jul 2011

The  House Appropriations Committee has approved, by a vote of 28-18, the FY 2012  Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill.   This bill provides funding for the U.S. Geological Survey, the budget  for which would be reduced by $30.1 million from this year.  Excerpts from the committee’s report follow, with all figures taken from the committee report.  The section on USGS starts on page 35.


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