More than five months into fiscal year (FY) 2018, Congress is finally close to a resolution on the annual appropriations bills. The government is currently operating under a stop-gap spending resolution that will end on March 23 and Congressional leaders are confident that funding for the remainder of the fiscal year will finalized before that deadline. Much of the remaining negotiations are still uncertain and exact timing is unclear. Read COSSA’s complete coverage of FY 2018 appropriations here.
Looking ahead to next fiscal year, 161 members of the House of Representatives joined Representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and David McKinley (R-WV) in a letter to the House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee to support a budget of $8.45 billion for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in FY 2019. The letter highlights scientific and technological breakthroughs that have been made possible through NSF funding.