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The House and Senate Budget Committees are now working on a general budget plan for the next fiscal year. Known as a budget resolution, this plan recommends levels of funding for various functions of the federal government. One of these functions includes the budgets for the Department of Energy's Office of Science, the National Science Foundation, and NASA. It is known as Function 250. Not all science spending is covered by this function.

5 Mar 2004

The keys to the success of President Bush's recently announced space exploration vision "are sustainability and affordability," declared Chairman Pete Aldridge at the first meeting of the President's Commission on Implementation of U.S. Space Exploration Policy, more colloquially know as the President's Commission on Moon, Mars and Beyond. Aldridge noted that the initiative was likely to span at least ten presidential cycles.

18 Feb 2004

In a January 12 speech at J.E. B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, VA, President George Bush outlined a proposal to extend educational testing and accountability requirements to public high schools across the nation. The 2001 "No Child Left Behind" Act required that states test all third- through eighth-grade students in math and reading (and, starting in 2007, students must be tested in science three times between third and twelfth grade). Bush's new plan calls for math and reading assessments to continue through eleventh grade.

26 Jan 2005

Congress still has considerable work to do on finalizing the FY 2007 program budgets of interest to the physics and astronomy community. On the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, work is underway on the budget request that President Bush will send to Congress next February for FY 2008, which will start on October 1, 2007.

21 Jul 2006

The House of Representatives has passed the FY 2007 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, containing a 14.1% increase for the DOE Office of Science. This bill, details of which can be read at http://www.aip.org/fyi/2006/068.html, is now pending in the Senate.

2 Jun 2006

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Yesterday afternoon, the Department of Energy released a statement on the FY 2007 budget request. Next Monday, President Bush will ask Congress for a 14.1% or $505 million increase over current year funding for the Office of Science and its programs. The statement explained: "This budget put's DOE's Office of Science on the path to doubling its budget by 2016."

3 Feb 2006

The White House has provided further information on the American Competitiveness Initiative and Advanced Energy Initiative that President Bush announced in his State of the Union Address last night. Selections from these documents follow:

AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS INITIATIVE:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/01/20060131-5.html

1 Feb 2006

President Bush outlined two robust science and technology programs in last night's State of the Union Address. After first noting concern about economic competition from countries such as India and China, the President outlined two S&T initiatives. Selections from his address follow:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:

"The American economy is preeminent, but we cannot afford to be complacent. In a dynamic world economy, we are seeing new competitors, like China and India, and this creates uncertainty, which makes it easier to feed people's fears."

1 Feb 2006

Republican and Democratic Members of the Senate and House are calling on President Bush to make science and technology a major initiative in the remaining years of his presidency. How the president responds to warnings that the United States is in danger of losing its competitive edge will become evident in the next ten days.

President Bush delivers his State of the Union address on January 30. A week later he sends his FY 2007 budget request to Congress.

27 Jan 2006

Republican and Democratic Members of the Senate and House are calling on President Bush to make science and technology a major initiative in the remaining years of his presidency. How the president responds to warnings that the United States is in danger of losing its competitive edge will become evident in the next ten days.

President Bush delivers his State of the Union address on January 30. A week later he sends his FY 2007 budget request to Congress.

27 Jan 2006

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