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Earlier this month the National Science Foundation released a sixteen-page compilation of statistics about its merit review process that will be of great interest to researchers.

24 Oct 2014

Yesterday, following less than three minutes of debate, the Senate completed action on the final version of H.R. 2158, the VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill. The bill now goes to the President. There is almost uniformly good news to report for the National Science Foundation.

TOTAL BUDGET:

Congress provided $62 million more than requested.

The total budget increases 5%, or $159 million, to $3.429 billion. The administration sought a 3% increase. There was no conference report language on the agency as a whole.

10 Oct 1997

When the budget process started in late winter, there was uncertainty about how a major HUD rental housing program would affect the FY 1998 budget for the National Science Foundation and NASA. With less than two weeks to go, there is still major uncertainty. House and Senate conferees remain in disagreement about the way to reduce federal housing subsidies. Senate conferees included a solution in their appropriations bill which House conferees are wary of -- both as to process and substance.

17 Sep 1997

Appropriations Recommendation on NSF, NASA Yesterday afternoon, the Senate VA/HUD Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its version of H.R. 2158, the VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill. The science policy community here in Washington was holding its breath because the amount of money this subcommittee had to spend (its 602(b) allocation) was significantly less than its House counterpart. Some details about the National Science Foundation's and NASA's FY 1998 requests have become available.

16 Jul 1997

Major Research Equipment, Education As explained in FYIs #89 and 90, the House Appropriations Committee has released its report (105-175) on the VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill, H.R. 2158. While this report language is not binding, and is subject to change following a conference with the Senate Appropriations Committee later this year, it provides important insight into the thinking of the House appropriators.

16 Jul 1997

Research and Related Activities The House Appropriations Committee has released its report (105-175) on the VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Bill, H.R. 2158. While this report language is not binding, and is subject to change following a conference with the Senate Appropriations Committee later this year, it provides important insight into the thinking of the House appropriators.

16 Jul 1997

After months of speculation about the FY 1998 budget, some first figures are becoming available for the National Science Foundation and NASA. Yesterday, the House VA, HUD, Independent Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its bill. Details will not be known until July 8, when the full House Appropriations Committee meets to vote on the legislation.

26 Jun 1997

"The country's future is dependent on the success of federal agencies such as the two that we have before us today."
-- Sen. Bill Frist

15 May 1997

At an April 22 hearing of the Senate VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, Chairman Christopher Bond (R-MO) started by declaring that "R&D are good investments," but ended saying that he needed concrete evidence from NSF to prove to his colleagues and constituents that they are "getting something for the money."

23 Apr 1997

In an April 10 hearing, House VA/HUD Appropriations Chairman Jerry Lewis (R-CA) commended the National Science Foundation and inquired whether its FY 1998 budget request of $3.367 billion, a 3 percent increase, was adequate. The request "barely keeps pace with inflation," Lewis noted, asking what "such a small amount of growth means for science?"

15 Apr 1997

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