Accession Number : ADA590706
Title : Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2013
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
Personal Author(s) : Sargent Jr, John F
Report Date : 05 Dec 2013
Pagination or Media Count : 62
Abstract : President Obama s budget request for FY2013 included $140.820 billion for research and development (R&D), a $1.951 billion (1.4%) increase from the FY2012 estimated funding level of $138.869 billion. The FY2013 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act (P.L. 113-6), signed into law on March 26, 2013, provided year-long appropriations to all agencies for FY2013. The law included divisions incorporating five of the regular appropriations bills Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Department of Defense; Department of Homeland Security; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies and included continuing appropriations for agencies covered under the other regular appropriations bills. Agency appropriations were subject to one or more rescissions as well as sequestration. For several agencies, research and development (R&D) funding is included in accounts with non- R&D activities. For such agencies, unless Congress provides funding at the full request level as requested, it is not possible to know the agency s R&D funding level. In such cases, the funding level may not be known until it is included in the President s FY2015 budget request and/or agency budget justifications. When final appropriations are not resolved until after the President s next fiscal year budget request is prepared (as was the case for FY2013 appropriations and the President s FY2014 request) funding for agency R&D may not be known until the subsequent year s budget request. However, some agencies may opt to provide funding estimates, publicly or privately (for example, in response to a CRS inquiry). Determination of funding levels can be complicated by a number of factors, including rescissions, sequestration, supplemental funding, transfers, and reprogramming.
Descriptors : *FEDERAL BUDGETS , *SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , CLIMATE CHANGE , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , MANUFACTURING , NANOTECHNOLOGY , ROBOTICS , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Government and Political Science
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE