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Senate Appropriations Committee passes FY 2019 funding bill providing $8.1 billion to NSF

June 20, 2018

U.S. Capitol

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Commerce, Justice Science (CJS) Appropriations bill and provided $8.1 billion for the National Science Foundation (NSF). S.3072 includes $6.6 billion for NSF's Research and Related Activities (RRA) account, $249 million for the Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) account, $915 million for the Education and Human Resources (EHR) account, and $328 million for the Agency Operations and Award Management (AOAM) account. The bill provides $4.37 million for the National Science Board (NSB) and $15.35 million for the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

In May, the House Appropriations Committee approved its CJS bill and provided $8.2 billion for NSF. Although the House and Senate have begun floor consideration of packages of several FY 2019 appropriations bills, it's not clear when the CJS bill will be brought up for a floor vote in either chamber.

In other news, on June 7, the House passed the White House proposal to rescind about $15 billion in previously enacted budget authority, and sent the measure to the Senate. On June 20, the Senate voted on taking up the rescission package, but the final vote was 48 to 50 and it was not taken up.


For details on FY 2018 appropriations, see previous Highlights.

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