In marking up their FY 2006 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill last week, Senate appropriators were not as generous as were their House counterparts to the Education Department's Math and Science Partnership program.
The Senate version of the Labor-HHS-Education funding bill (H.R. 3010), would provide $178.6 million for the Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program at the Department of Education. This is equal to the FY 2005 funding level for this program. The House version of the bill recommended $190.0 million, an increase of 6.4 percent.