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House Panel Tops Senate Mark for NSF
18 April 2012 11:20 am
A House of Representatives spending panel wants to nearly match the president's budget request for the National Science Foundation (NSF).
A proposed $299 million increase in the agency's 2013 budget would represent a 4.1% boost, to $7.332 billion. That's even higher than the $240 million boost approved yesterday by the equivalent spending panel in the U.S. Senate, although it falls short of the $340 million sought by President Barack Obama. The House figure is expected to be voted on tomorrow morning by the commerce, justice, and science appropriations subcommittee chaired by Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA).
The House mark would provide a $253 million increase for NSF's six research directorates, just short of the $294 million boost that Obama requested, and a $46 million hike to NSF's education directorate, which meets the president's request. The major research facilities account would also receive the administration's request of $196 million.