Senate Appropriations Committee

FY 1998 DOE Appropriations: Good News for Physics Programs

2 Oct 1997

Both the House and the Senate have now named their conferees for H.R. 2158, the VA/HUD/Independent Agencies Appropriations bill for FY 1998. As with the rest of the appropriations bills, conferees need to meet on this bill and reconcile their differences so it can be passed by both houses and signed by the President before the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1.

12 Sep 1997

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is funded within the FY 1998 Appropriations bill for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of this bill (S. 1022) on July 15; the House Appropriations Committee completed work on its bill (H.R. 2267) on July 22. Below is a comparison of the actions taken by the two committees.

1 Aug 1997

Senate passage of H.R. 2158, the VA, HUD, Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill, on Tuesday, sets the stage for members of the House and Senate appropriations committees to write a final bill. There are important budgetary and program issues to be resolved concerning the National Science Foundation.

25 Jul 1997

Four and one-half months after President Clinton sent his FY 1998 budget request to Congress the heavy lifting of writing appropriations bills has started. This week, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees set how much money each of their thirteen subcommittees will have to "spend" this year. This cutting of the discretionary spending pie enables appropriators to further divide their slice among programs under their jurisdiction.

20 Jun 1997

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Veterans' Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies is responsible for writing an appropriations bill that funds, among other agencies, the National Science Foundation and NASA. Below is the roster for this subcommittee for the 105th session of Congress. Included with each subcommittee member's name is a web site. Information on rosters comes from the Congressional Quarterly's Washington Alert.

3 Feb 1997

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development is responsible for writing an appropriations bill that funds, among other areas, the physics-related programs within the Department of Energy: Basic Energy Sciences, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics. (While most DOE programs are funded under this bill, some are funded within the Interior Department appropriations bill.) Below is the roster for this subcommittee for the 105th session of Congress. Included with each subcommittee member's name is a web site.

3 Feb 1997

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense is responsible for writing an appropriations bill that funds, among other programs, Department of Defense Research and Development. Below is the roster for this subcommittee for the 105th session of Congress. Included with each subcommittee member's name is a web site. Information on rosters comes from the Congressional Quarterly's Washington Alert.

3 Feb 1997

 

Fiscal year 1999 begins in exactly three weeks. Now that the House has returned from recess to join the Senate, both chambers will be under pressure to reconcile their versions of the 13 appropriations bills and get them to the President for signing. Below is a summary of the programs tracked by FYI. (Note: Individual programs may not sum to total because only selected programs are shown.)

10 Sep 1998

As the Senate prepares to leave today for its August recess, with the House to follow suit in a week, both chambers continue to make progress on their fiscal year 1999 appropriations bills. The 13 appropriations bills, which provide funding for all government programs and agencies, must be completed before the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1.

31 Jul 1998

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