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House Appropriations Committee Passes NSF Spending Bill

On May 24, 2016, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY17 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The legislation funds NSF at $7.4 billion, a decrease of $57 million compared to FY16 as enacted. NSF’s Research and Related Activities account is increased by $46 million above FY16 as enacted. Report language for the bill includes positive language in support of research “across all scientific disciplines” and does not mention any directorates for specific funding levels or cuts, as some past bills have.

Read more about FY17 funding developments here.