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March 25, 2013 5:35 PM
Continuing resolution retains sequester but gives some agencies a detailed spending plan
March 8, 2013 1:45 PM
Mikulski wants to make yearlong budget agreement more flexible for some science agencies
February 21, 2013 2:45 PM
Hundreds of research grants, training awards are at risk on 1 March
February 5, 2013 5:40 PM
What U.S. scientists need to know as the dreaded 1 March deadline approaches
January 2, 2013 12:05 PM
Deal would slice discretionary spending by $12 billion over 2 years
September 14, 2012 4:09 PM
Report details what happens to more than 1200 programs if Congress falls off "fiscal cliff"
September 13, 2012 12:14 PM
Continuing resolution into 2013 gives green light to RESTORE Act rules, funds JPSS and GOES satellites
July 19, 2012 6:03 PM
U.S. Education Department to use money from existing program
July 18, 2012 5:35 PM
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope slated to be built in Chile
July 18, 2012 5:22 PM
Ban on economics research at NIH worries biomedical advocates
July 18, 2012 12:08 PM
Proposal would create a nationwide corps to improve science education
July 17, 2012 5:36 PM
Funding level matches president's request
June 15, 2012 3:17 PM
But lawmakers chastise agency on Alzheimer's research funding
June 12, 2012 5:40 PM
Raise of 0.3% is slight improvement on flat budget request by president
June 8, 2012 11:49 AM
Science office would see $72 million cut
May 24, 2012 5:05 PM
Senate spending panel calls for more research on bomb-sniffing canines
May 16, 2012 3:02 PM
Spending bill would also restore homeland security research funds
May 10, 2012 5:39 PM
Spending bill hits programs at NSF and Census Bureau
May 8, 2012 3:11 PM
U.S. House of Representatives takes up spending bill today
April 27, 2012 3:39 PM
White House wrestles with proposed congressional boosts to research
April 26, 2012 2:10 PM
NSF and NASA got off to a strong start last week in the annual congressional budget race
April 25, 2012 6:09 PM
Panel of lawmakers rejects plans to cut U.S. domestic fusion research
April 25, 2012 1:27 PM
Spending panel restores OSTP budget in return for new policy on collaborations
April 24, 2012 5:14 PM
Appropriators come closer than House to Obama's 2013 request
April 24, 2012 3:09 PM
Senate version of Farm Bill reduces research grants and creates new foundation
April 20, 2012 5:35 PM
NOAA's Undersea Research Program finds little favor with Senate
April 19, 2012 5:15 PM
Spending bill reverses cuts in DOE's request for 2013
April 18, 2012 2:28 PM
Agency fares well in initial House and Senate spending bills
April 18, 2012 1:18 PM
Mission to Jupiter moon would be next in line
April 18, 2012 12:44 PM
Senate has proposed moving spacecraft to NASA
April 18, 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...
April 17, 2012 5:40 PM
$5 billion mark above Obama Administration's request
April 17, 2012 5:25 PM
NOAA's climate and weather satellites would move to NASA
April 17, 2012 5:10 PM
Senate panel approves a 3.3% increase for 2013
March 28, 2012 6:02 PM
Appropriations panel chair concerned about source of Alzheimer's funding
March 21, 2012 4:23 PM
OMB director projects massive research cuts under Ryan spending plan
March 21, 2012 12:27 PM
House spending panel questions DOE plan to shut U.S.-based fusion device
March 20, 2012 5:42 PM
Appropriations panel questions proposed budget, aims of new center
March 20, 2012 4:34 PM
House Republicans gloss over research in 2013 proposal
March 1, 2012 1:53 PM
A proposed $300-million cut to NASA's planetary science budget threatens U.S. leadership in the field—and breaks a promise to the community, says a Democratic member of the House of...
February 28, 2012 3:52 PM
The National Science Foundation (NSF) likes to portray itself as the "engine of innovation" for the U.S. economy through its support of academic research. But much to the chagrin...
February 23, 2012 3:57 PM
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A flagship government biodefense laboratory set to be built in Kansas is facing critical funding troubles—in part because of fierce opposition from cattle ranchers the facility is supposed to...
February 23, 2012 3:54 PM
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The 2013 budget proposed by President Barack Obama last week would give the National Institutes of Health (NIH) not a penny more than it received this year. But the...
February 23, 2012 3:49 PM
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To remain at the cutting edge, U.S. fusion researchers must participate in the huge international experiment called ITER being built in Cadarache, France. But to pay for ITER—which aims...
February 23, 2012 2:03 PM
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Next week, planetary scientists building instruments for a 2016 Mars mission called Trace Gas Orbiter will update a committee advising NASA on its Mars exploration program. But they'll also...
February 14, 2012 4:40 PM
The president's 2013 budget for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs at the Department of Education has a very familiar ring to science educators. That's the case...
February 14, 2012 3:21 PM
The budget proposal unveiled yesterday by President Barack Obama is getting negative reviews from some public health advocates. In particular, they say the Global Health Initiative, which targets HIV/AIDS,...
February 14, 2012 2:53 PM
Four years ago, scientists and lawmakers in Kansas rejoiced when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it had chosen Manhattan, Kansas, as the site for a...
February 14, 2012 11:41 AM
Once again, the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) reputation as a jack-of-all-research has stood it in good stead with the man in the Oval Office. Yesterday, President Barack Obama proposed...
February 13, 2012 9:55 PM
Supercomputer scientists who were watching the release of the Obama Administration's budget closely to see if contained new pots of money for exascale science came away both pleased and disappointed.
February 13, 2012 9:23 PM
One of the big winners in today's rollout of the Obama Administration's 2013 budget request was the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Its budget...
February 13, 2012 8:11 PM
Overall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gets a 3% boost, to $5.06 billion, in the budget request released today. A major satellite program would remain roughly on...
February 13, 2012 8:00 PM
Science was favored in today's federal budget rollout for several agencies with sizable research portfolios, with increases for hot topics such as the environmental impact of "fracking" for natural...
February 13, 2012 6:20 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would see a minuscule increase in total funding in the 2013 budget—$39 million—bringing its total to $11.2 billion. However, more than...
February 13, 2012 6:18 PM
Overall, the budget numbers for the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science, the single largest funder of physical sciences research in the United States, look reasonably good. The...
February 13, 2012 5:41 PM
The not-so-bad news in the president's 2013 budget proposal for NASA is that his request for $17.71 billion is only marginally less than what the agency got in 2012,...
February 13, 2012 5:13 PM
There's little to cheer biomedical researchers in the president's budget proposal released today: the proposal would hold the National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) budget at the current level of...
February 13, 2012 4:57 PM
Science appears to be on offense at the Department of Defense (DOD). As the Pentagon prepares to downsize by about $5 billion, it's making an exception in its budget...
February 13, 2012 4:31 PM
Like many agencies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have a relatively flat budget if President Barack Obama has his way, with one notable exception. While the...
February 13, 2012 1:10 PM
One of the big three research agencies appears to be lagging behind its doubling peers in the president's 2013 budget request released this morning. The $4.9 billion budget of...
February 8, 2012 5:33 PM
Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced that it wants to beef up the National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) investment in Alzheimer's disease research with $80 million in new funding in...