Federal Relations

February 9, 2011

House Appropriations Releases List of Proposed Reductions

Today, the House Appropriations Committee released a list of 70 agencies/programs targeted for reductions from the President’s FY11 budget request. The list contains several agencies of importance to the higher education community, including:

  • National Institutes of Health:  $1 billion below President’s request (level-funded when compared to FY2010)
  • National Science Foundation:  $139 million below President’s request (an increase of approximately $360 million over FY2010)
  • Department of Energy, Office of Science:  $1.1 billion below President’s request (approximately $900 below FY2010)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:  $336 million below President’s request (an increase of $481 million above FY2010)
  • U.S. Geological Survey:  $27 million below President’s request (level funded when compared to FY2010)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities:  $6 million below President’s request each ($14 million below FY2010)
  • DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:  $899 million below President’s request
  • Agricultural Research:  $246 million below President’s request

The cuts proposed by the House will eventually need to be reconciled with figures put forward in the Senate. As a result, the closeout of the FY11 appropriations process remains fluid.

Full List of House Appropriations’ Proposed Reductions