Accession Number:

ADA456601

Title:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's FY2006 Budget Request: Description, Analysis, and Issues for Congress

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-24

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

For FY2006, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA requested 16.456 billion. That amount was a 2.4 increase over the 16.070 billion adjusted for the rescission appropriated in the FY2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act P.L. 108-447. NASA also received a 126 million supplemental for damages caused by the 2004 Florida hurricanes, yielding a total of 16.196 billion for FY2005. The FY2006 request was 1.6 above that amount. By comparison, the White House had projected in 2004 that NASAs budget would increase by 4.7. NASA submitted a FY2006 budget amendment on July 15 total funding for the agency did not change. The Administration requested 324.8 million for NASA in the October 28, 2005 reallocation package that included funds for relief from the 2005 hurricanes. NASA s congressionally-approved FY2006 funding is a combination of 16.456 billion in the FY2006 Science, State, Justice, Commerce Appropriations Act P.L. 109-108, minus a 0.28 across-the-board rescission in that act, minus a 1 across-the- board rescission in the FY2006 Department of Defense appropriations and hurricane recovery act P.L. 109-148, plus 350 million added for NASA for hurricane recovery in P.L. 109-148. Congress passed a 2005 NASA authorization bill P.L.109-155. It contains many policy provisions, and authorizes NASA funding for FY2007-2008 but not FY2006.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE