The fiscal year (FY) 2008 appropriations process continues to move forward as the House of Representatives considers legislation to provide the various federal departments with funding. As reported in the last Public Policy Report, the House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies has approved its legislation. Reports indicate that the House's Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations will "mark-up" its spending plan on 11 June 2007. It is also anticipated that the full committee may consider this measure in short order, with a target of sending the legislation to the full House before the end of June. The Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee funds the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Departments of Commerce and Justice. To fund the discretionary programs under its jurisdiction, the subcommittee has been allocated $53.6 billion.


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