A group of 21 Senators have signed a letter to the Appropriations Committee in support of increasing funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in fiscal year 2015. Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) initiated the dear colleague letter. The proposed funding level of $7.5 billion is the same as the level supported in a letter circulated in the House that was signed by 133 Representatives. The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have yet to announced a 2015 funding level for NSF. The House is scheduled to consider legislation to fund NSF and the Departments of Commerce and Justice in early May.


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