U.S. Geological Survey

Congress has completed the FY 2015 appropriations cycle with House and Senate approval of a $1.1 trillion bill providing funding through September 30, 2015 for all departments and agencies with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security that will be funded through early 2015. 

17 Dec 2014

Federal funding of scientific research is currently a hot topic in
Washington for those with an interest in science policy.  Both
Congress and the White House, as well as numerous private
organizations, are examining how and why the federal government
supports research, and how the nation benefits by those efforts.
Numerous reports have studied the issue, one of the most notable
being the "Report of the Task Force on the Health of Research" of
the House science committee (for more information on this report,
see FYI #129, 1992.)

3 Sep 1993

As a service to AIP's Member Societies and the physics community, the following positions statements adopted or reaffirmed by the American Geophysical Union are provided below:

CREATIONISM

Adopted by AGU Council December 1981
Reaffirmed in May 1990, May 26, 1994, and on May 28, 1998.

"The Council of the American Geophysical Union notes with concern the continuing efforts by creationists for administrative, legislative, and juridical actions designed to require or promote the teaching of creationism as a scientific theory.

6 Jul 1998

The Bush Administration has requested an FY 2002 budget for the U.S. Geological Survey of $813.4 million. This is a reduction of 7.9%, or $69.4 million, from the FY 2001 budget of $882.8 million.

20 Apr 2001

Program and facilities funding for the U.S. Geological Survey would decline 5.1% under the FY 2003 budget request that the Bush Administration has sent to Congress. Few program budgets would increase under this proposal, with the majority slated for cuts or level funding. In addition, a USGS program would be transferred to the National Science Foundation.

14 Feb 2002

Under the FY 2005 budget request recently submitted by the Bush Administration, funding for the U.S. Geological Survey would decline 1.9% or $18.2 million. USGS currently receives $938.0 million, which would drop to $919.8 million for the fiscal year starting on October 1.

12 Feb 2004

The Bush Administration has requested essentially level funding for the U.S. Geological Survey in FY 2006. The request sent to Congress this week recommends a 0.2% or $2.0 million reduction in the survey's budget, from $935.5 million this year to $933.6 million in FY 2006.

11 Feb 2005

“While earthquakes are inevitable, their consequences are not, and there is much that we can do as a Nation to improve public safety and our resilience to earthquakes and related hazards.” – David Applegate, Associate Director for Natural Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey

29 Aug 2014

The Bush Administration has requested a 3.8 percent or $38.0 million reduction in the FY 2009 budget for the U.S. Geological Survey. Under this request, the total budget would fall from $1,006.5 million to $968.5 million.

15 Feb 2008

The FY 2010 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill has been sent to President Barack Obama for his signature. Contained within H.R. 2996 is funding for the U.S. Geological Survey. Total funding for USGS increases 6.5 percent in FY 2010.

2 Nov 2009

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