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House Appropriations Committee approves FY 2019 funding bill for Commerce, Justice, Science agencies including NSF

May 23, 2018

U.S. Capitol

The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill on Thursday, May 17, by a vote of 32-19. The bill includes $8.2 billion for NSF, which is $408 million above the FY 2018 enacted level. The bill "supports critical medical and scientific research so that we're able to tackle the economic and technological challenges of the digital age," said CJS Subcommittee Chairman John Culberson (R-Texas). The bill would provide $6.65 billion for the Research and Related Activities account; $268 million for the Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction account; $902 million for the Education and Human Resources account; $333.6 million for the Agency Operations and Award Management account; $4.4 million for the National Science Board; and $15.4 million for the Office of Inspector General. Find out more in the committee report. The vote by the House Appropriations Committee clears the way for floor consideration of the bill, which could come in June or July.

The Senate Appropriations Committee has announced plans to mark up FY 2019 funding measures, including the CJS bill, in June.


For details on FY 2018 appropriations, see previous Highlights.

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