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NSF Congressional Highlight

House Appropriators Recommend Eight-Percent Increase for NSF

June 14, 2006

On Wednesday, June 14, 2006, the House Appropriations Science, Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce and Related Agencies Subcommittee marked up its FY 2007 appropriations bill and provided NSF with its full FY 2007 request of $6 billion, or $439 million (eight percent) over the FY 2006 enacted level.

The Research and Related Activities (R&RA) account is funded at the request level of $4.67 billion--$335 million (eight percent) above the FY 2006 appropriated level. The Education and Human Resources (EHR) account is funded at $832 million, or $35 million (four percent) above the current estimate and $16 million (two percent) above the request level. The Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) account is funded at $237 million, or $46 million (24 percent) above the FY 2006 estimate and $3 million (one percent) below the request.

The Salary and Expenses Account (S&E) account is funded at $269 million, $22 million (nine percent) above the current estimate and $13 million (five percent) below the request level. The National Science Board and the Office of Inspector General are funded at the request level.

The full Committee on Appropriations is scheduled to mark up the bill next week. The full House of Representatives is expected to consider the bill before the July 4th recess.

NSF FUNDING BY APPROPRIATION

(Dollars in millions)

FY 2006 Estimate

FY 2007 Request

House Subcommittee Mark

Research and Related Activities$4,331$4,666$4,666
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Education and Human Resources797816832
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Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction 191240237
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Salaries and Expenses247282269
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National Science Board444
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Office of Inspector General 111212
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Total, NSF $5,581$6,020$6,020
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Totals may not add due to rounding.

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