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NSF & Congress

Congressional Highlights


January 10, 2017
Continuing Resolution Funds the Federal Government Through April 2017; President signs COMPETES reauthorization into law

February 17, 2017
Focusing on NSF-funded research on Capitol Hill; Congress passes Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act; NSF Inspector General testifies at Senate hearing; Government operations funded through April

March 3, 2017
President signs H.R. 255, Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship; House Research and Technology Subcommittee to hold hearing on NSF; Continuing Resolution funding government agencies

March 24, 2017
House Science Subcommittee holds two hearings on NSF

April 7, 2017
House and Senate on recess, continuing resolution funding most government agencies ends on April 28, more

May 8, 2017
President signs omnibus appropriations bill into law; federal agencies funded through Sept. 30

July 7, 2017
House Appropriations Committee's subcommittees consider FY18 funding bills

July 14, 2017
House Appropriations Committee Approves FY 18 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill

August 3, 2017
Congress is in recess for August; Senate Appropriations Committee approves FY 18 funding bill for NSF, other agencies

October 13, 2017
Government agencies operating under a short-term funding bill; budget resolutions moving through the House and Senate

December 13, 2017
Congress extends Continuing Resolution; agencies funded through Dec. 22


January 25, 2018
Congress passes stopgap CR; Federal agencies funded through Feb. 8

February 15, 2018
Congress reaches two-year budget deal; President delivers FY 2019 budget request to Congress

March 29, 2018
President signs bill funding government agencies through FY 2018; NSF Director testifies on President's FY 2019 budget request for NSF

May 23, 2018
House Appropriations Committee approves FY 2019 funding bill for Commerce, Justice, Science agencies including NSF

June 20, 2018
Senate Appropriations Committee passes FY 2019 funding bill providing $8.1 billion to NSF

August 31, 2018
A Busy September

October 5, 2018
New fiscal year starts

See also NSF and Congress Archive for highlights from previous years.