Accession Number : ADA599219
Title : Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2014
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
Personal Author(s) : Sargent Jr, John F
Report Date : 19 Feb 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 65
Abstract : Congress completed action on the FY2014 regular appropriations bills with enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (P.L. 113-76), in January 2014. The act contains the 12 regular appropriations bills that fund federal departments and agencies and provide funding for most research and development (R&D) supported by the federal government. Prior to enactment of P.L. 113-76, FY2014 funding was provided by two continuing resolutions (P.L. 113-46 and P.L. 113-73). Where possible, CRS has identified and included in this report R&D funding in P.L. 113-76 for agencies and programs. For accounts that include funding for both R&D and non- R&D activities, CRS generally relies on agency reporting of how much is spent on R&D activities. This report will be updated as agencies make this information available. President Obama s budget request for FY2014 included $142.773 billion for research and development (R&D), a $1.861 billion (1.3%) increase from the FY2012 actual funding level of $140.912 billion. Both historically and in the President s request, funding for R&D has been highly concentrated in a few departments. Under President Obama s request, seven federal agencies would have received 95.3% of total federal R&D funding, with the Department of Defense (47.8%) and the Department of Health and Human Services (22.4%, primarily for the National Institutes of Health) alone accounting for more than 70% of total federal R&D funding. Among the largest changes proposed in the President s request, the R&D budget of the Department of Defense would have fallen by $4.625 billion (6.3%) from its FY2012 level, while R&D funding for the Department of Commerce s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) would have increased by $1.428 billion.
Descriptors : *FEDERAL BUDGETS , *SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , CLIMATE CHANGE , CONGRESS , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , MANUFACTURING , NANOTECHNOLOGY , PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES) , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , 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