This Congressional Action report describes the results of congressional action on President Bush's proposed budget for research and development (R&D) for fiscal year (FY) 2002. It reviews the course of events taken by the congressional budget process during the past year and compares the congressionally approved FY 2002 funding levels for major R&D agencies and programs with the President's request and with estimated FY 2001 levels.
The Congressional Action report completes the series of AAAS reports on R&D in the FY 2002 budget. It is a companion piece and follow-up to AAAS Report XXVI: Research and Development FY 2002, published in June 2001. Supplementary information, including historical data and the complete text of both reports, is available on the AAAS R&D Web site (http://www.aaas.org/spp/R&D; see Appendix 3). Readers of these two reports will also be interested in the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Yearbook 2002, which is a collection of articles on the major science and technology policy issues of the past year. The above-named reports, as well as the three-book series from previous years, are available for purchase from the AAAS Distribution Center, P.O. Box 521, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 (phone 1-800-222-7809; fax 301-206-9789.)
This report was prepared in collaboration with the Intersociety Working Group, whose organizations are listed on the following page, and under the auspices of the AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPP), which initiated the R&D Budget and Policy Project in 1976 and continues to oversee it. The authors are grateful to the members of these bodies who have contributed to the effort, as well as to individuals in federal agencies and on congressional staffs, especially the staff in the Energy and Science Division of the Office of Management and Budget.