A new report from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) analyzes funding for biological research in President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2015. The President’s plan would provide $1.014 trillion for discretionary spending, the same level agreed to in the December 2013 Ryan-Murray budget accord.

Most federal science agencies would receive a small budget increase if the President’s budget request were enacted. The administration proposes $135.4 billion for federal research and development, an increase of 1.2 percent relative to the FY 2014 enacted level. This is less than the anticipated 1.7 percent increase in inflation, but higher than the 0.2 percent increase proposed overall for discretionary spending.

Download a free copy of the AIBS report on science funding in the President’s budget request at www.aibs.org/public-policy/budget_report.html.


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