Senate Appropriations Committee

 
1 Oct 2015

Following countless hours spent by the Obama Administration preparing the FY 2016 budget request and numerous House and Senate appropriations hearings and floor votes leading up to today’s start of the new fiscal year, the outcome - at least to this point – is a continuation of current funding levels for federal departments and agencies through mid-December.

 
8 Sep 2015

Congress returned to Washington today from its summer recess with few legislative days left to enact a bill to provide federal funding for the new fiscal year that starts on October 1.  Congressional leaders continue to stress that there will not be a shutdown of the government, despite efforts by some in Congress to link passage of such a bill to the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

 
12 Aug 2015

n a letter sent to the leadership of House and Senate committees with jurisdiction over NASA, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden warned that envisioned funding levels for the Commercial Crew program with likely result in “further schedule slippage and increased cost.” Bolden’s letter is in response to decisions made by House and Senate appropriators to significantly reduce FY 2016 funding for the program below that requested by the Obama Administration.

 
10 Aug 2015

When House and Senate appropriators return from their summer recess a first order of business will be continuing their work on the FY 2016 appropriations bills.  Among those bills is the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill that provides funding for the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).  The House and Senate NIBIB figures are as follows:

7 Aug 2015

House and Senate appropriators took different approaches in their versions of the FY 2016 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill regarding the Mathematics and Science Partnership Programs.

 
26 Jun 2015

Appropriators in the House and Senate have been working diligently on FY 2016 funding bills since President Obama sent his budget request to Congress in early February.  House appropriators will likely complete their work by the middle of next month, and it is expected that their Senate counterparts will not be far behind.

 
19 Jun 2015

Yesterday, in a 50-45 floor vote, the Senate failed to muster the necessary votes to proceed to consideration of the $567 billion FY 2016 Defense Appropriations bill.  The vote fell along party lines, with Republican senators supporting the bill as it was reported out of committee and Democratic senators opposing.

 
18 Jun 2015

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s report for the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, now released to the public, recommends a 3.4 percent increase in funding for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in FY 2016.  The committee report is the key document that details the Senate appropriators’ s

 
17 Jun 2015

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s report for the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, now released to the public, recommends a 1.2 percent decrease in funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in FY 2016.  The committee report is the key document that details the Senate a

 
17 Jun 2015

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s report for the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, now released to the public, recommends a 1.6 percent funding increase for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in FY 2016.  The committee report is the key document that details the Senate approp

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