The House Appropriations Committee approved a proposal on 26 April 2012 to increase funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) by $299 million in fiscal year 2013. Senate appropriators had previously agreed to a $240 million increase.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would receive a $68 million increase, for a total of $5.0 billion. NOAA’s weather satellites would receive the bulk of the new funding. The budget for research, operations, and facilities would be trimmed slightly.


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