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NSF Congressional Highlight

House Passes FY 2015 CJS Appropriations Act; Provides NSF With a 3 Percent Increase

June 11, 2014

On May 30, the House of Representatives finished its consideration of H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations for FY 2015. The final vote in favor of passage was 321 - 87.

NSF's overall appropriated level would be $7.394 billion, an increase of $222.3 million (3 percent) over our current operating levels (CP), and $139 million (1.9 percent) above the President's request.

An amendment was adopted that reduced the Agency Oversight and Award Management (AOAM) account by $10 million and added it to strengthening the national instant background check system. An earlier amendment adopted in the Appropriations Committee consideration, further reduced the account by $5 million to aid in salmon recovery efforts.

See the table below for detailed information by account as passed by the House of Representatives. The Committee report accompanying the bill can be found here: H.Rept. 113-448 (PDF).

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

      Difference vs CP   Difference vs
'15 Req
FY 15
CJS
14 CP $
% 15
Request
$ %
RRA 5,978.65 5,808.92 169.73 2.84% 5807.46 171 2.86%
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EHR 876 846.50 29.50 3.37% 889.75 (14) -1.57%
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MREFC 200.76 200.00 0.76 0.38% 200.76 - 0.00%
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AOAM 320 298.00 22.00 6.88% 338.23 (18) -5.70%
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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 7,394.21 7,171.92 222.29 3.01% 7,255.00 139 1.88%

NSF Accounts
RRA - Research and Related Activities
EHR - Education and Human Resources
MREFC - Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction
AOAM - Agency Operations and Award Management
NSB - National Science Board
OIG - Office of Inspector General