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NSF Congressional Highlight

Senate Appropriations Committee Passes FY 2015 CJS Appropriations Act

June 10, 2014

On May 5, the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) FY 2015 appropriations bill by a vote of 30 - 0.

The FY '15 Senate CJS will provide NSF with $7.255 billion, an increase of $83 million (or 1.2%) over the FY '14 Current Plan (CP) level of $7.172 billion, equal to the FY '15 request.

In the bill:

  • Research and Related Activities (RRA) receives $5.839 billion, $29.8 million (.5%) above the CP, and $31 million (.5%) above the request.

  • Education and Human Resources (EHR) is provided $889.75 million in the bill, an increase of $43.25 million (4.9%) over the CP, and equal to the request.

  • Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) is funded at $200.76 million, $.76 million over the CP, and equal to the request.

  • Agency Operations and Award Management (AOAM) is given $307 million, $9 million below (3%) the CP, and $31 million (10.2%) below the requested amount.

  • National Science Board (NSB) is provided $4.37 million, an increase of 1.6% from the CP, and equal to the request.

  • Office of Inspector General (OIG) receives $14.43 million, an increase of 1.6% over the CP, and equal to the request.

See the table below for detailed information by account as passed by the Committee. The Committee report accompanying the bill can be found here: S. Rept. 113-181.

Overall, the Senate CJS bill contains $51.2 billion in total discretionary spending, which is a reduction of $398 million from last years appropriated level, and is equal to the House CJS total allocation.

Chairwoman Mikulski announced that they expect to take the bill to the Senate floor the week of June 16.

Senate Appropriations FY '15 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Bill
in millions of dollars

      Difference vs CP   Difference
vs '15 Req
Senate
CJS
14 CP $
% 15
Request
$ %
RRA 5,838.69 5,808.92 29.77 0.51% 5,807.46 31 0.53%
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EHR 889.75 846.50 43.25 4.86% 889.75 - 0.00%
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MREFC 200.76 200.00 0.76 0.38% 200.76 - 0.00%
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AOAM 307 298.00 9.00 2.93% 338.23 (31) -10.17%
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NSB 4.37 4.30 0.07 1.60% 4.37 - 0.00%
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OIG 14.43 14.20 0.23 1.59% 14.43 - 0.00%
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Total 7,255.00 7,171.92 83.08 1.15% 7,255.00 - 0.00%