Federal Relations

May 16, 2019

Increases for NSF, NOAA, NASA in House CJS Bill

As noted previously, the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill is scheduled to be marked up on Friday.  A copy of the draft bill has just been released.  The accompanying report will not become available until after the subcommittee markup, just before the full committee markup, which is most likely to occur sometime next week.

While most details will not be available until next week, we can report the following about the bill:

  • The bill calls for $73.9 billion in new spending, an increase of $9.8 billion above the current level
  • Within that amount, $8.6 billion would be for NSF, an increase of $561.4 million above the FY2019 level, and the Research and Related Activities account would be funded at $7.1 billion, an increase of $586 million above the current level
  • NOAA would be funded at $5.48 billion (an increase of $54.3 million)
  • NASA would see an increase of $815 million to a total of $22.3 billion, including $7.16 billion for the Science Directorate ($255.6 million above FY2019 level).

The markup is scheduled for 9:30 AM EDT tomorrow.  It will be webcast here.