With the introduction of the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus this week, Congress is poised to put the budget to rest for the year. Here are the details of importance to the computing research community.
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Tag Archive: FY16
When we last talked about the FY16 budget, it was early October and it was looking like the next Speaker of the House would be Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). As we now know, in early December, the Speakership is very different but we still don’t have a passed-into-law budget. Congress has until this Friday, December 11th, to either pass a budget into law or to pass a stopgap continuing resolution (CR). Or let the government shutdown.
When the Republicans took full control of Congress in January, they vowed to return the body to “regular order;” meaning passing the 12 appropriations bills before the end of fiscal year (October 1st). So how have they done?
On June 10th, the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee approved their Fiscal Year 2016 funding bill, which funds, among other things, the budget for the National Science Foundation. The bill was passed on a bipartisan basis in the subcommittee, with only three votes (out of 30 total) against it. Unlike the House CJS […]
With the Fiscal Year 2015 budget finally settled, and a new calendar year ahead of us, the question becomes what will the new 114th Congress, which was sworn into office on Monday, look like and how will they operate? As you will recall, the Republican Party now has a majority of 54 seats in the […]