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House CJS Marks Up FY 2015 Spending Bill, Boosts NSF Funding

May 2, 2014—The House Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee April 30 approved by voice vote its fiscal year (FY) 2015 spending bill, providing funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) among other agencies.

The draft bill provides $7.409 billion for NSF in FY 2015, a $237 million (3.3 percent) increase over the FY 2014 level, and $5.979 billion for NSF research and related activities, a $170 million (3 percent) increase over FY 2014.

In his opening remarks, CJS Subcommittee Chair Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said the bill includes a “record high level for NSF” to keep America competitive. The chairman added that “investments in scientific research are essential to long-term economic growth and job creation, and are the foundation for the security and economic wellbeing of future generations.”

President Obama’s FY 2015 budget proposal included a 1.2 percent increase in the NSF budget and essentially flat funding for research and related activities [see Washington Highlights, March 7, 2014].

The House Appropriations Committee is expected to markup the bill on May 9.


Alexandra Khalife
Legislative Analyst
Telephone: 202-828-0418


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