R&D Budget Analysis

R&D Budget Analysis

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  • The FY 2016 Agriculture Appropriations bill was approved by the Senate Committee yesterday ( S. 1800 ). The Senate echoed the House in rejecting the Administration’s proposed boosts for the two main R&D agencies at USDA: the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the National Institute of Food...
  • Public science programs serve a variety of functions. Some pursue fundamental discoveries, while others generate usable knowledge intended to support policy decisions, and some are intended to achieve a bit of both. For programs that seek to produce usable science, it can be a challenge to...
  • Last week the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued their annual joint memo (PDF) identifying science and technology priorities for the FY 2017 budget. That memo provides guidance to federal agencies as they prepare their FY...
  • The debate focused little on research at today's House Appropriations Committee markup of the FY 2016 Agriculture spending bill, which was approved via a voice vote. The Administration had flagged a handful of priorities for large R&D-related spending increases at the U.S. Department of...
  • With appropriations committees in both chambers passing their FY 2016 Interior and Environment spending bills in recent weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has again become a focus of controversy, as Congressional Republicans have sought to cut the agency’s funding and limit its...
  • On Thursday, June 18, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to approve the FY 2016 Homeland Security Appropriations bill ( S. 1619 ) by a 26-4 vote, sending the bill to the Senate floor (House appropriators have not yet introduced their own version of the bill). There were generally few changes...
  • We’re now two months into the appropriations cycle for the 2016 fiscal year, and there haven’t been too many surprises so far. Here are a few items worth mulling. Sequestration-Level Caps Appear to Be Doing Their Job Typically, aggregate R&D spending overall doesn’t tend to change much as a...
  • Last week was a busy one for FY 2016 Department of Defense (DOD) appropriations, as the House approved its appropriations bill ( H.R. 2685 , 278-149 vote ) the same day the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its own version on a voice vote ( S. 1558 ); the Senate is also grappling with the...