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Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Appropriations for programs within the Commerce, Justice, and Science bill provide critical investments for scientific research at the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, and the Economic Development Administration. These investments are crucial to spur new knowledge and technologies that will ignite new industries that strengthen our economy and keep the U.S. safe, healthy, and prosperous. Programs funded through these agencies also promote economic resiliency and competitiveness in all regions across the country.  

FY2022

APLU’s FY2022 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding key research priorities, as well as justifications to support our funding request levels

Additional FY2022 Resources:  

  • President’s FY2022 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Overview and Budget Summary [N/A]
  • President’s FY2022 Budget Request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Overview and Budget Summary [N/A]
  • President’s FY2022 Budget Request for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Overview and Budget Summary [N/A]
  • President’s FY2022 Budget Request for the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Overview and Budget Summary [N/A]
  • President’s FY2022 Budget Request for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Overview and Budget Summary [N/A]
  • U.S. House of Representatives FY2022 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language [N/A]
  • U.S. Senate FY2022 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language [N/A]
  • Resolution of House – Senate Differences: Bill Text and Report Language [N/A]

 

  • FY2021

    APLU’s FY2021 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding key research priorities, as well as justifications to support our funding request levelsAdditional supporting information is included in APLU’s letter to House and Senate leadership on reconciling difference between the two chambers' FY2021 bills.  

    Additional FY2021 Resources:  

    • President’s FY2021 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2021 Budget Request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2021 Budget Request for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2021 Budget Request for the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2021 Budget Request for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • U.S. House of Representatives FY2021 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language 
    • U.S. Senate FY2021 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language 
    • Resolution of House – Senate Differences: Bill Text and Report Language 

    Coalition Letters for FY2021 funding allocations endorsed by APLU: 

    Member of Congress Dear Colleague Letters Supporting APLU Priorities: 

    • U.S. Representatives Butterfield and McKinley: FY2021 NSF allocation 
    • U.S. Senator Markey: FY2021 NSF allocation 
    • U.S. Representatives Courtney and Zeldin: FY2021 NOAA Sea Grant allocation 
  • FY2020

    APLU’s FY2020 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding key research priorities, as well as justifications to support our funding request levels. Additional supporting information is included in APLU’s letter to House and Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations subcommittee leadership on reconciling difference between the two chambers' bills.   

    Additional FY2020 Resources:  

     

    Coalition Letters for FY2020 funding allocations endorsed by APLU: 

    • Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF): FY2020 NSF allocation 

     

    Member of Congress Dear Colleague Letters Supporting APLU Priorities: 

     

  • FY2019

    APLU’s FY2019 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding key research priorities, as well as justifications to support our funding request levels.  

    Additional FY2019 Resources:  

     

  • FY2018

    APLU’s FY2018 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding key research priorities, as well as justifications to support our funding request levels.  

    Additional FY2018 Resources:  

    • President’s FY2018 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2018 Budget Request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY 2018 Budget Request for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2018 Budget Request for the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2018 Budget Request for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • U.S. House of Representatives FY2018 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language 
    • U.S. Senate FY2018 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language  
    • Resolution of House – Senate Differences: Bill Text and Report Language 

     

  • FY2017

    APLU’s FY2017 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding key research priorities, as well as justifications to support our funding request levels. Additional supporting information is included in APLU’s Conference Letter to House and Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations subcommittee leadership.  

    Additional FY2017 Resources:  

    • President’s FY2017 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2017 Budget Request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY 2017 Budget Request for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2017 Budget Request for the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2017 Budget Request for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • U.S. House of Representatives FY2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language 
    • U.S. Senate FY2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language  
    • Resolution of House – Senate Differences: Bill Text and Report Language 

     

  • FY2016

    APLU’s FY2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Advocacy Document provides additional context regarding key research priorities, as well as justifications to support our funding request levels. Additional supporting information is included in APLU’s Conference Letter to House and Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations subcommittee leadership.  

    Additional FY2016 Resources:  

    • President’s FY2016 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2016 Budget Request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY 2016 Budget Request for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2016 Budget Request for the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • President’s FY2016 Budget Request for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Overview and Budget Summary 
    • U.S. House of Representatives FY2016 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language 
    • U.S. Senate FY2016 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill Text and Report Language  
    • Resolution of House – Senate Differences: Bill Text and Report Language