Energy Secretary Steven Chu warned today that proposed cuts to energy research as part of a spending plan by House of Representatives Republicans for the rest of 2011 could cause a scientific brain drain that would damage U.S. science for years to come.
Although 2012 budget documents for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) are still being vetted by the Department of Commerce and the White House, the big picture has emerged: NOAA's expensive array of environmental satellite systems are hoping to receive the lion's
In the face of a Republican-led effort to slash funding for global health programs, the Obama Administration proposed budget for 2012 calls for slightly increasing the investment on its Global Health Initiative (GHI) by 11% to $
A steady rise in research funding at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the Obama Administration would come to an end in the FY 2012 budget, according to the Administration's request released today.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could get a big budget boost this year, with the president requesting $4.3 billion, more than a third of it from regulatory fees paid by companies. That total is more than $1 billion higher than the 2010 budget figure.
The purse strings are getting tighter at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has already seen budget drops in recent years. The agency's discretionary budget request in 2012 will dip to $5.89 billion, down from $6.47 billion in 2010.
The appropriations committee in the House of Representatives has proposed cutting $62 billion from current spending across the government, including large reductions at the three leading agencies funding basic research: the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of E