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U.S. Capitol, Senate wing
The House omnibus spending package for fiscal year 2018 includes cuts to many science agencies and activities. On the Senate side, several nominations to relevant science agencies are being considered, and two were recently confirmed.
White House
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies has approved its fiscal 2018 funding bill.
FY18 President's Budget: White House
The appropriations committees are now drafting their FY 2018 spending bills, and they are asking members of Congress to respond to the 2018 budget submission by making programmatic requests as early as May 30. 
FY17 budget becomes law: budget $ pie chart courtesy ccPixs,com
After months of negotiations with Congress, the $1.070 trillion omnibus spending bill was signed by President Trump on May 5. The bill maintains or increases funding for most major scientific research accounts, including those at NSF, NOAA, and NASA.
Understanding wildland fires: screenshot from UCAR Congressional Briefing
This briefing examines how new research can help fire-management efforts to protect lives and property.


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