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NSF Congressional Highlight

House of Representatives Passes a War Supplemental Appropriations Bill That Provides NSF With an Additional $62.5 Million

June 19, 2008

On Thursday, June 19, 2008, the House of Representatives approved funding for H.R. 2642, a war supplemental bill that is the product of an agreement finalized between House Democratic and Republican leaders and the White House.

The legislation contains $62.5 million for the National Science Foundation as follows: Research and Related Activities, $22.5 million of which $5 million is for the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program; Education and Human Resources, $40 million for the Robert Noyce Scholarship program. NSF's portion of the legislation is listed below.

The package now goes to the Senate, which is expected to take it up early next week, and then to the White House for the President's signature.

HR 2642, The Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
For an additional amount for "Research and Related Activities," $22,500,000, of which $5,000,000 shall be available solely for activities authorized by section 7002(b)(2)(A)(iv) of Public Law 11069.
EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES
For an additional amount for "Education and Human Resources," $40,000,000: Provided, That of the amount provided, $20,000,000 shall be available for activities authorized by section 10 of the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 1862n1) and $20,000,000 shall be available for activities authorized by section 10A of the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 1862n1a).

 

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