House and Senate Appropriators are starting to release their initial versions of the FY 2009 appropriations bills. As the committee reports accompanying these bills become available, FYI will excerpt relevant sections and provide recommended funding changes. The first of these reports has just been released for the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science FY 2009 Appropriations Bill. This bill provides funding for the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It is not yet known when this bill will be considered by the full Senate.