On 13 July, the Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to approve its fiscal year (FY) 2007 spending bill. Under this legislation, the National Science Foundation would receive $5.99 billion, which is approximately $411 million or 7.4 percent more than the funding appropriated for FY 06. This funding level is roughly $29 million below the Administration's budget request for NSF. The Research and Related Activities account would receive $4.65 billion ($315 million more than the FY 06 level and nearly $20 million less than the request). For Education and Human Resources, the committee would provide $836 million ($39 million more than FY 06 and $20 million more than the request). The Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction account would be funded at $237 million ($46 million more than FY 06 and $3 million less than the President's request).
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