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NSF Congressional Highlight

Committee Chair Named

January 12, 2001

Rep. Sherry Boehlert, (R-NY) has been named Chairman of the House Committee on Science. Rep. Boehlert has been a member of the Committee on Science since first coming to Congress in 1981.

The House Republicans also announced the committee membership for the 107th Congress and six new members have joined the House Science Committee. The Republican membership of the committee is as follows (new members in italics):

Mr. Boehlert, Chairman; Mr. Sensenbrenner; Mr. Smith of Texas; Mrs. Morella; Mr. Weldon of Pennsylvania; Mr. Rohrabacher; Mr. Barton; Mr. Calvert; Mr. Smith of Michigan; Mr. Bartlett; Mr. Ehlers; Mr. Weldon of Florida; Mr. Gutknecht; Mr. Cannon; Mr. Nethercutt; Mr. Lucas of Oklahoma; Mr. Gary Miller of California; Mrs. Biggert; Mr. Culberson; Mr. Akin; Mr. Johnson of Illinois; Mr. Pence; Mr. Grucci and Ms. Hart.

 

FY 2001 BUDGET ADJUSTMENT

The final budget action of the 106th Congress, signed into law by the President on December 21, included a $1 billion across-the-board cut in 12 of the 13 appropriations bills. For NSF, this amounts to a 0.22 percent ($9.74 million) reduction in its $4.426 billion appropriation.

National Science Foundation
Discretionary Budget Authority

($ in millions)

Account

FY 2000
CP

FY 2001
Request

FY 2001
Enacted

0.22%
FY 2001
Rescission

Net
FY 2001
Plan

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Research & Related
Activities (R&RA)

2,958.46

3,540.68

3,350.00

- 7.37

3,342.63

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Education & Human
Resources (EHR)
690.87 729.01 787.35 - 1.73 785.62
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Major Research
Equipment (MRE)
93.50 138.54 121.60 -0.27 121.33
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Salaries &
Expenses (S&E)
148.90 157.89 160.89 - 0.35

160.54

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Office of the
Inspector General (OIG)
5.45 6.28 6.28 - 0.01

6.27

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Total NSF 3,897.18 4,572.40 4,426.12 -9.74

4,416.38

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For additional NSF Budget links, see the NSF Budget page.

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