Good Allocation for Science from Senate Appropriations
The Senate Appropriations Committee released its FY07 subcommittee allocations and there was some good news for the Commerce, Justice and Science subcommittee. The subcommittee can give a decent bump to NSF and NIST with the $51 billion allocated. The allocation is slightly more than the $49.633 billion the President requested and 3.2% above FY06. However there are some Senators on the committee who are intent on restoring funding to NASA and NOAA that was cut in the President’s Budget Request so we may not see the increase in NSF that we want when the subcommittee puts out a bill.
In recent blog posts, CRA discussed the House Subcommittee for Science, State, Justice, and Commerce for fully funding the ACI. However, we warned that there could be a floor fight on this legislation also because of the NASA and NOAA cuts as well as other programs that were reduced in the President’s Budget Request.