Skip to main content
Email Print Share
NSF & Congress

Congressional Highlights

NSF CONGRESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS - 104th CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

September 26, 1996
VA HUD & Independent Agencies Appropriations Act Signed Into Law By the President Today; Antarctic Bill Passed by Congress
In a White House Rose Garden signing ceremony that took place earlier today, the President signed into law the VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 1997. The signing ceremony was used largely to highlight a provision in the act that guarantees women a 48-hour hospital stay after childbirth. Full Highlight

September 19, 1996
FY 1997 Appropriations Conference Moves to Completion
On Wednesday, September 18, House and Senate negotiators resolved their differences on H.R. 3666, the VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act for FY 1997. For NSF, the conferees agreed on a total appropriation of $3.270 billion, an amount that is $50 million, or about 2%, over the FY 1996 level. Full Highlight

September 10, 1996
Appropriations Conference Expected This Week or Next
Congress returned from its Labor Day recess in early September and promptly debated and passed H.R. 3666, the FY 1997 VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations bill. This bill includes funding for the National Science Foundation, as well as NASA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Veterans Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and numerous other independent agencies. Full Highlight

August 1996
Congress Recessed for the Month of August
Congress recessed for the month of August on Friday, August 2, without taking up H.R. 3666, the FY 1997 VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies Appropriations bill. This bill includes funding for the National Science Foundation, as well as NASA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Veterans Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and numerous other independent agencies. Full Highlight

For past years' highlights, see NSF & Congress Archive.