House Appropriations Committee

In the House, the appropriations bill that would fund education programs has been delayed, but an authorization bill to consolidate programs for teacher professional development, hiring, and retention was approved. The House Labor-HHS- Education Appropriations Subcommittee was scheduled to mark up its spending bill on July 21, but Republican leaders canceled the mark-up because they have not yet found a way around the constraints of the budget caps. The Labor-HHS allocation for FY 2000 is $12 billion less than what programs funded by the bill received for FY 1999.

26 Jul 1999

There is both good and bad news in yesterday's mark up by the full House Appropriations Committee of the $20.2 billion FY 2000 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. In general, physics-related programs did well, with the exception of money for the Spallation Neutron Source, which was greatly reduced and restricted.

21 Jul 1999

Accompanying the FY 2002 VA/HUD appropriations bill was lengthy language by the conferees on the International Space Station (ISS). Running almost three pages, the report language is critical of NASA's management of the project, and skeptical about the redesigned and downsized "U.S. Core Complete" station. Selections from the report language follow:

14 Nov 2001

As reported in FYI #128, progress has been made on the Labor-HHS- Education appropriations bills in both the House and the Senate. The full House has passed its version of the bill, H.R. 3061, while the companion bill in the Senate, S. 1536, has passed the Appropriations Committee and awaits action by the full Senate.

17 Oct 2001

"It is important that we get our regular '02 business completed as early as possible, so we are able to address whatever the potential problems are that are presented to us,"declared House Appropriations Committee Chairman C.W. Bill Young (R-FL), reflecting a desire on Capitol Hill to quickly finish the FY 2002 appropriations bills.

21 Sep 2001

When the House and Senate return next week the most important tasks facing them will be passing the final versions of thirteen appropriations bills. One bill that will be closely followed is the FY 2002 VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill, which provides funding for the National Science Foundation and NASA. Both the House and Senate have passed their own versions of this legislation.

31 Aug 2001

The House Appropriations Committee has just released its committee report on the Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Bill for FY 2002. House Report 107-139 details the committee's recommendation for the bill H.R. 2500. As explained below, some funding was shifted, or not continued due to project completion. House appropriators recommend "funding to maintain the current level of operations" for NIST core programs, and increased slightly the NIST STRS budgets for the Physics, Materials, and Electronics programs above the request.

16 Jul 2001

Yesterday the House VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee drafted their FY 2002 appropriations bill. The National Science Foundation budget would increase 9.4% over the current year under this legislation.

The committee report language has not been released, but some of the numbers have been made available. The below figures represent the percentage increase in the House appropriations bill over the current NSF budget:

11 Jul 2001

Almost every appropriations hearing begins with the chairman explaining that the subcommittee's ability to produce a bill that will win support on the floor depends on their 302(b) allocation, or the budget that they will have to work with. A good allocation is key to ensuring that program needs can be met.

12 Jun 2001

House and Senate Appropriators have completed work on separate versions of the legislation funding the National Science Foundation for FY 2003. While final resolution of next year's budget was put off until at least the later part of November, the numbers are very good news. The House bill would boost the foundation's budget by 12.8%, while the Senate bill calls for an 11.8% increase. Of particular note in the House bill are specified 15% increases for the Physics subactivity, the Engineering Activity and the Geosciences Activity.

17 Oct 2002


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