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) 2005. It reviews the course of events taken by the
congressional budget process during the past year and compares the
congressionally approved FY 2005 funding levels for major R&D agencies and
programs with the President’s request and with estimated FY 2004 levels.
The Congressional Action report completes the series of AAAS reports on
R&D in the FY 2005 budget. It is a companion piece and follow-up to
AAAS Report XXIX: Research
and Development FY 2005, published in April 2004. Supplemental
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/rd;
see Appendix 3). This publication will be available
online only, and not in print.
was prepared in collaboration with the Intersociety
Working Group, whose organizations are listed below. 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.