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Budget & Appropriations

FYI tracks the president’s science-related budget requests submitted to Congress as well as the development and consideration of appropriations legislation in the House and Senate. Detailed information, including tables, is also available in AIP’s Federal Science Budget Tracker.


16 Apr 2013

The Obama Administration has requested an increase of $646.7 million in the budget for the National Nuclear Security Administration in FY 2014.

15 Apr 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is one of three federal S&T agencies for which the Obama Administration is seeking significant budget increases.

12 Apr 2013

The DOE Office of Science is one of three federal S&T agencies for which the Obama Administration is seeking larger budget increases.

11 Apr 2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds non-biomedical basic research and education across all fields of science and engineering and is the only agency to do so, Acting Director Cora Marrett explained at yesterday’s briefing on the FY 2014 NSF budget request.  She emphasized that the foundation funds high-risk, high-reward research projects in addition to funding advanced instrumentation and facilities.  Also of note, 204 Nobel laureates received NSF funding including 23 within the last 5 years. 

16 Jul 2013

This morning the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee approved by voice vote a bill providing FY 2014 funding for NASA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Science Foundation.

11 Apr 2013

At a briefing yesterday afternoon Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director John Holdren declared “the state of the R&D budget is quite strong,” but acknowledged the FY 2014 request for federal science and technology programs is “not the budget we would want if the financial times were better.”

8 Apr 2013

The House Committee on Education and the Workplace submitted its “Budget Views and Estimates for Fiscal Year 2014” to the House Budget Committee.

8 May 2013

“I’m glad I’m not in your shoes,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Acting Administrator Neile Miller at the conclusion of a demanding hearing on the agency’s FY 2014 budget request.  Feinstein is the chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and her sentiments are a clear signal of mounting congressional concerns about the NNSA.

22 Mar 2013

The House and Senate have passed legislation to provide funding for the remainder of the fiscal year. This legislation, known as a continuing resolution, has been sent to the White House. The President is expected to sign this bill.

18 Mar 2013

n a letter last month to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank described the projected impacts of a $551 million mandatory reduction in the budget for the Department of Commerce this fiscal year.