The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2011 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill, providing funding for the National Science Foundation.

US-Senate-SealThe Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2011 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill. S. 3636 provides funding for the National Science Foundation. Accompanying this bill is Senate Report 111-229, selections from which follow. The House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee has approved its version of this bill and issued a one-page funding table, and will release its report after its bill is approved by the full House Appropriations Committee.

National Science Foundation:
FY 2010 appropriation: $6,872.5 million (adjusted figure for Coast Guard transfer)
FY 2011 Administration request: $7,424.4 million
House subcommittee recommendation: $7,424.4 million, an increase of $551.9 million or 8.0 percent above this year.
Senate full committee recommendation: $7,353.4 million, an increase of $480.9 million or 7.0 percent above this year.

Research and Related Activities:
FY 2010 appropriation: $5,563.9 million (adjusted figure for Coast Guard transfer)
FY 2011 Administration request: $6,018.8 million
House subcommittee recommendation: $5,960.6 million, an increase of $396.7 million or 7.1 percent above this year.
Senate full committee recommendation: $5,967.2 million, an increase of $403.3 million or 7.3 percent above this year.

Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction:
FY 2010 appropriation: $117.3 million
FY 2011 Administration request: $165.2 million
House subcommittee recommendation: $165.2 million, an increase of $47.9 million or 40.8 percent above this year.
Senate full committee recommendation: $155.2 million, an increase of $37.9 million or 32.3 percent above this year.

Education and Human Resources:
FY 2010 appropriation: $872.8 million
FY 2011 Administration request: $892.0 million
House subcommittee recommendation: $958.4 million, an increase of $85.6 million or 9.8 percent above this year.
Senate full committee recommendation: $892.0 million, an increase of $19.2 million or 2.2 percent above this year.

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Source: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News
Photo: U.S. Senate