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14 Feb 2002

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.

 
12 Feb 2004

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.

 
11 Feb 2005

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.

 
29 Aug 2014

“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

 
15 Feb 2008

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.

 
2 Nov 2009

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.

 
13 Jul 2009

Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have completed work on their versions of the FY 2010 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill. This bill provides funding for the U.S. Geological Survey.

The House approved its version of this legislation, H.R. 2996, in late June. The report accompanying the Senate version of this bill, 111-38, is now available here.

 
13 May 2009

The Obama Administration has requested a 5.1 percent, or $53.2 million increase in the FY 2010 budget for the U.S. Geological Survey. An Interior Department budget document explains that:

 
26 Feb 2009

The U.S. Geological Survey would receive a 3.7% increase in its FY 2009 budget in H.R. 1105, the FY 2009 Omnibus Funding Bill, which was passed yesterday by the House and is now pending in the Senate.

Congress has until March 6 to send this bill to President Obama. Short term funding expires on that day for USGS and the other agencies and departments covered under this bill. Objections raised by Senate fiscal conservatives could delay the final passage of this measure.

 
5 Aug 2014

A draft version of the report accompanying the FY 2015 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill was released by Senate appropriators on August 1.  This bill provides funding for the U.S. Geological Survey.  The appropriations process is stalled and it is unknown when the subcommittee and full committee will consider the bill.  The House Appropriations Committee approved its version of this bill,  HR 5171, on July 23.

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