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Senate Appropriators OK 3 Percent Increase in NSF Budget

UPDATED: The U.S. Senate committee that oversees funding for the National Science Foundation, and with that most of the federal money spent on basic social and behavioral science research, today approved a 2020 budget that increases NSF spending by $242 million compared to the current fiscal year. The bill must still pass the full Senate, and be reconciled with a more generous House version.

4 years ago
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Washington and Social Science: Will a Wall Derail Budget Train?

The U.S. Congress is focused on passing its suite of appropriations bills — including funding for NSF and the Census — before the end of the current fiscal year, and is further along on that path that has been common in recent years. But a presidential threat to shut down government may upset that plan.

5 years ago
John Culberson

Census, NSF See Proposed Funding Increases in 2019

Legislation to fund the National Science Foundation and the Bureau of the Census, among many other U.S. government agencies, in the next fiscal year sailed through its first public hearing today in the House of Representatives.

5 years ago
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No Drama As 2017 Science Funding Bill Passes Key Committee Vote

Following a drama-free debut in subcommittee last week, the full Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives on a voice vote approved a 2017 funding bill for commerce, justice and science agencies in the U.S. government, including $7.4 billion for the National Science Foundation. The next step is a vote by the full House,

7 years ago
Thad Cochrane

Full Senate Panel Approves $7.5B NSF Budget for 2017

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today approved a $7.51 billion budget for the National Science Foundation in the coming fiscal year, although the committee’s House counterpart has yet to act on the issue.

7 years ago
Senator Barbara Mikulsk

Senate Appropriators Set Aside $7.5B for NSF

In a hearing before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on science spending Tuesday, the National Science Foundation’s budget was listed as $7.51 billion — $46 million above the same figure for the current fiscal year, but lower than what President Obama had asked for.

7 years ago
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Social Science-Unfriendly Bill Advances in DC

Legislation that would squeeze out social science and geoscience spending from their traditional share of the National Science Foundation budget will be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

8 years ago