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FASEB Federal Science Budget Information

Funding for the federal science agencies is provided through the annual budget and appropriations process which begins in February, when the President submits his budget request to Congress for the fiscal year that begins on October 1. President Obama sent his fiscal year 2017 budget request to Congress in February 2016. In March and April, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees hear testimony from the federal agencies about the budget request. From May through September, the Appropriations Committees consider the 12 annual appropriations bills that provide funding for each agency. Each of the 12 appropriations bills must be passed by the House and Senate before they can become law. If Congress fails to pass the appropriations bills by September 30, a “continuing resolution” must be approved in order to keep the government funded on a temporary basis until the budget is finalized.

FY 2017 Appropriations Status for Research Agencies
Updated July 6, 2016

 

Agency

FY 2016 Funding
Level

FASEB 
Reccomendation

President's FY 2017 Budget

House*

Senate*

NIH

$32 billion

$35 billion

$33.1 billion

$33.3 billion

$34.1 billion

NSF

7.46 billion

$7.96 billion

$7.96 billion

$7.4 billion

$7.51 billion

DOE SC

$5.35 billion

$5.67 billion

$5.67 billion

$5.4 billion

$5.4 billion

VA

630.7 million

$664.7 million

$663.4 million

$636 million

$675 million

AFRI

$350 million

$700 million

$700 million

$375 million

$375 million

ARS

$1.14 billion

$1.2 billion

$1.16 billion

$1.15 billion

$1.17 billion

*As approved by the Appropriations Committee

 

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