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):

Report Date:

2014-02-19

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

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 RD 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 RD funding in P.L. 113-76 for agencies and programs. For accounts that include funding for both RD and non- RD activities, CRS generally relies on agency reporting of how much is spent on RD 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 RD, 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 RD has been highly concentrated in a few departments. Under President Obama s request, seven federal agencies would have received 95.3 of total federal RD 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 RD funding. Among the largest changes proposed in the President s request, the RD budget of the Department of Defense would have fallen by 4.625 billion 6.3 from its FY2012 level, while RD funding for the Department of Commerce s National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST would have increased by 1.428 billion.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE