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NSF & Congress

Congressional Highlights

NSF CONGRESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS - 115th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

January 10, 2017
Continuing Resolution Funds the Federal Government Through April 2017; President signs COMPETES reauthorization into law

February 17, 2017
Focusing on NSF-funded research on Capitol Hill; Congress passes Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act; NSF Inspector General testifies at Senate hearing; Government operations funded through April

March 3, 2017
President signs H.R. 255, Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship; House Research and Technology Subcommittee to hold hearing on NSF; Continuing Resolution funding government agencies

March 24, 2017
House Science Subcommittee holds two hearings on NSF

April 7, 2017
House and Senate on recess, continuing resolution funding most government agencies ends on April 28, more

May 8, 2017
President signs omnibus appropriations bill into law; federal agencies funded through Sept. 30

July 7, 2017
House Appropriations Committee's subcommittees consider FY18 funding bills

July 14, 2017
House Appropriations Committee Approves FY 18 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill

August 3, 2017
Congress is in recess for August; Senate Appropriations Committee approves FY 18 funding bill for NSF, other agencies

October 13, 2017
Government agencies operating under a short-term funding bill; budget resolutions moving through the House and Senate

December 13, 2017
Congress extends Continuing Resolution; agencies funded through Dec. 22

See also highlights from the 114th Congress (2015-2016).