Accession Number : AD1022596

Title :   Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2017

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Congressional Research Service Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : Sargent,John Jr F ; Esworthy,Robert ; Gottron,Frank ; Johnson,Judith A ; Monke,Jim ; Morgan,Daniel ; Upton,Harold F

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Report Date : 24 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : President Obamas budget request for FY2017 includes $152.333 billion for research and development (R and D), an increase of $6.195 billion (4.2%) over the estimated FY2016 enacted R and D funding level of $146.138 billion. The request represents the Presidents R and D priorities; Congress may opt to agree with part or all of the request, or it may express different priorities through the appropriations process. In particular, Congress will play a central role in determining the growth rate and allocation of the federal R and D investment in a period of intense pressure on discretionary spending. Budget caps may limit overall R and D funding and may require movement of resources across disciplines, programs, or agencies to address priorities.

Descriptors :   united states government , federal budgets , management planning and control , congress , national security , scientific research , environmental protection , homeland security , research facilities , commerce

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE