House Appropriations Committee

Members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security gave Charles McQueary a warm reception at last week's hearing on the FY 2006 S&T request. McQueary is Under Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate.

18 Apr 2005

With the new fiscal year starting in only 23 days and with the expectation that the House will recess at the end of next week and the Senate by September 23 until after the election, the push is on to pass a short term appropriations bill to continue funding after September 30.  Congress has not sent a single FY 2015 appropriations bill to the White House.

8 Sep 2014

Tomorrow, the House of Representatives is scheduled to complete its consideration of the FY 2007 Science, State, Justice, and Commerce Appropriations bill which provides funding for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Under this bill, written by appropriations subcommittee chairman Frank Wolf (R-VA), Ranking Member Peter Visclosky (D-IN), and their colleagues, NASA would receive $16,709.0 million.

28 Jun 2006

Funding for selected science and math education initiatives at NSF and at the Department of Education would increase under two appropriations bills recently passed by the House Appropriations Committee. On June 13, appropriators in the House approved H.R. 5647, the FY 2007 Labor-HHS-Education spending bill. Under this bill, funding for the Department of Education's Mathematics and Science Partnership program would grow by more than 20 percent over the current budget. A week later, on June 20, the Appropriations Committee passed H.R.

26 Jun 2006

The House Appropriations Committee has sent the FY 2007 Department of Defense Appropriations bill to the floor. H.R. 5631 would increase overall funding for defense S&T programs by $65.3 million, an increase of 0.5%.

23 Jun 2006

There is extensive - and quite critical - language in the FY 2007 report of the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee regarding the Administration's Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) initiative. Chairman David Hobson (R-OH), Ranking Minority Member Peter Visclosky (D-IN), and their colleagues are quite supportive of nuclear energy, and favor the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, but fault the Department of Energy's approach to GNEP and the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

24 May 2006

Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman David Hobson (R-OH), Ranking Minority Member Peter Visclosky (D-IN) and their colleagues have sent a very favorable FY 2007 funding bill for the DOE Office of Science to the House floor.

22 May 2006

The FY 2007 request that the Bush Administration sent to Congress earlier this year called for a 2.1% reduction in total U.S. Geological Survey funding (see http://www.aip.org/fyi/2006/027.html.) Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee voted to keep the percentage number by which funding would change, but made it instead an increase of 2.1%. Under this bill, USGS funding would increase 2.1% or $20.8 million from $970.7 million to $991.5 million.

12 May 2006

House Appropriations Chairman Jerry Lewis (R-CA) is readying his subcommittee chairmen to start the writing the FY 2007 funding bills. Now is the time for constituents to contact their representatives and senators about federal science and technology funding.

26 Apr 2006

House appropriators on the Science, State, Justice and Commerce Subcommittee would like to see NASA get more money for FY 2007 than the Administration's request, and are worried that developing nations might surpass the U.S. in space exploration capabilities.

13 Apr 2006

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