Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2009
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In February 2008, President Bush proposed total research and development RD funding of 147.0 billion in his FY2009 budget request to Congress, a 3.9 billion 2.7 increase over the estimated FY2008 level of 143.1 billion. President Bushs request included 29.3 billion for basic research, up 847 million 3.0 from FY2008 27.1 billion for applied research, down 1.0 billion -3.6 84.0 billion for development, up 1.6 billion 1.9 and 6.5 billion for RD facilities and equipment, up 2.5 billion 61.7. In the absence of final action on the regular FY2009 appropriations bills, Congress passed H.R. 2638 110th Congress, the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 P.L. 110-329 which President Bush signed on September 30, 2008. This act provides FY2009 appropriations for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs continued funding for agencies not covered under these provisions at their FY2008 funding levels through March 6, 2009 and supplemental funding for disaster relief. The uncompleted regular appropriations bills considered by the 110th Congress expired with the beginning of the 111th Congress. On February 23, 2009, H.R. 1105, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 P.L. 111-8, which provides specific FY2009 appropriations for the agencies covered under the continuing appropriations provisions of P.L. 110-329, was introduced in the House and passed two days later. With the Omnibus bill under consideration in the Senate, on March 6 Congress passed and President Obama signed H.J.Res. 38 P.L. 111-6, extending the continuing appropriations provisions of P.L. 110-329 through March 11, 2009. On March 10, the Senate passed H.R. 1105 without amendment. President Obama signed the act on March 11.
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