Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies

The Scientist – A US Senate subcommittee approved a funding bill on June 12 that includes budget improvements for space and science research in 2019. Further, the House Appropriations Committee drafted a spending bill for 2019 that boosts funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Senate Appropriations panel has allotted $21.3 billion for NASA, more than $500 million above the enacted amount for fiscal year 2018 and $1.43 billion above President Donald Trump’s requested budget, according to Science. If this bill is passed, the National Science Foundation would get $8.1 billion, which is $301 million above the last fiscal year’s enacted level and $597 million beyond the President’s request.

Read more at The Scientist.

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