Senate Appropriations Committee

On June 25, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed S. 2260, its version of the FY 1999 Commerce, Justice and State Appropriations bill. Within the Commerce Department, funding is provided for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST.)

8 Jul 1998

On June 4, the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously passed S. 2132, the Defense Appropriations bill for FY 1999.

10 Jun 1998

On June 4 the Senate Appropriations Committee approved, by 27-0, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for FY 1999, which funds the civilian R&D programs within the Department of Energy. The House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee is scheduled to mark up its funding bill tomorrow.

9 Jun 1998

Yesterday's ninety-minute hearing of the Senate VA, HUD, Independent Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee focused almost exclusively on the International Space Station. Station supporter Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and opponent Dale Bumpers (D-AK) offered two predictions that at first glance seem contradictory to their positions.

24 Apr 1998

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 second session of the 105th Congress. (See FYI #65 for the roster of the comparable House subcommittee.) Information on rosters comes from the Congressional Quarterly's Washington Alert.

17 Apr 1998

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 second session of the 105th Congress. (FYI #63 will contain the roster for the comparable House subcommittee.) Information on rosters comes from the Congressional Quarterly's Washington Alert.

17 Apr 1998

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 second session of the 105th Congress.

17 Apr 1998

Is there a relationship between flood control projects and physics research supported by the Department of Energy? Yes -- as shown at two important hearings last week.

20 Mar 1998

The Senate Appropriations Committee on September 16 passed its version of the VA/HUD appropriations bill for FY 2000 (H.R. 2684). Accompanying the bill is the committee report (S. Rpt. 106-161), explaining the committee's recommendations. This report is not legally binding, but does provide important guidance to the departments and agencies funded under the bill.

21 Sep 1999

Whenever a committee sends a bill to the floor it provides a report explaining the committee's rationale for its actions. This report is not binding, but does provide important guidance to the federal department or agency.

The Senate Appropriations Committee recently filed its report on H.R. 2684, the VA, HUD,Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill for FY 2000. Selections from the report pertaining to the NSF follow.

21 Sep 1999

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