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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.  

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 [N/A]

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