Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies: FY 2019

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The main agencies of interest to the geoscience community in the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bill are the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).


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 FY 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
 House and Senate Reports (in millions of dollars)
Account
FY 18
Enacted
FY 19
President's Request
House Committee Bill*
Senate Committee Bill*
FY 19 Omnibus
Percent Change (%) FY 18 Enacted - FY 19 Omnibus Bill
National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA)
20,736
19,892
21,573
21,323.4
 
 
Science
6,221.5
5,895 6680.6 6,400.3
 
 
- Earth Science
1,921
1,784 1900 1,931
 
 
-- Research
 
451.4    
 
 
 -- Earth Systematic Missions
 
788.1    
 
 
 -- Earth System Science Pathfinder
 
235.0    
 
 
 -- Multi-Mission Operations
 
 196.9    
 
 
 -- Technology
 
59.7    
 
 
-- Applied Sciences
 
53.1    
 
 
- Planetary Science
2,228
2,234 2758.5 2,201.5
 
 
- Astrophysics
850.4
1,185 1029 1,243.2
 
 
- James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
553.7
 304.6 304.6 304.6
 
 
- Heliophysics
688.5
690.7 688.5 720
 
 
- Education
- - -      
Aeronautics
685
633.9 715 725
 
 
Exploration Research and Technology δ
760
1,003 900 932.8
 
 
Deep Space Exploration Systems ¥
4,790
4,559 5083.9 5338.7
 
 
LEO and Space Operations §
4,751.5
4,624 4624.7 4639.1
 
 
- Education
100 0 90 110    
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
1,198.5
629 985 1,037.5
 
 
Scientific and Technical Research and Services
724.5
573 720 724.5
 
 
Industrial Technology Services
155
15 145 155
 
 
Construction of Research Facilities
319
41 120 158
 
 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
5,909.4
4,562.7 5158.6 5,483
 
 
- National Ocean Service (NOS)
565.1
406.3 557.6 587.8
 
 
- Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)
548.5
321.7 503.3 549.3
 
 
- National Weather Service (NWS)
1157.1
1,052.8 1143 1161.4
 
 
National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)
2100.6
1,640 1659.3 1743.2
 
 
Mission Support
289.5
244.6 275.6 300.3
 
 
 -- Office of Education
28
0 28.5 28
 
 
National Science Foundation (NSF)
7,767.4
7,472 8174.9 8,068.7
 
 
Research and Related Activities 
6,334.5
6,151 6651.5 6,485.2
 
 
- Geosciences Directorate (GEO)
 
853    
 
 
 -- Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences
 
239.3    
 
 
 -- Earth Sciences
 
169.2    
 
 
 -- Ocean Sciences
 
339.5    
 
 
 -- Polar Programs
 
534.5    
 
 
 -- Integrative & Collaborative Education & Research
 
105    
 
 
 > Seismological Facilities for the Advancement of Georsciences and EarthScope (SAGE)
 
24.2    
 
 
 > Geodetic Facilities for the Advancement of Geoscience and Earthscope (GAGE)
 
12.2    
 
 
 > Academic Research Fleet
 
77.8    
 
 
 > National Astronomy & Ionosphere Center (Arecibo Observatory)
 
3.0    
 
 
 > National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
 
94.7    
 
 
 > Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
 
160    
 
 
 > International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
 
48    
 
 
Major Research Equipment & Facilities Construction
182.8
95 268 249.3
 
 
Education and Human Resources (EHR)
902
873 902 915
 
 
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
5.5
5.5 5.5 5.5
 
 

*House Committee on Appropriations reported the bill favorably on 2018-05-09
*Senate Committee on Appropriations reported the bill favorably on 2018-06-14

Sources:  FY 2019 Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations ReportFY 2019 House Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations ReportPresident's FY 2019 Budget Request: Appendix, FY 2019 NOAA BluebookFY 2019 NASA Budget EstimateFY 2019 NSF Budget RequestFY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division B).

 FY 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
 President's Request (in millions of dollars)
Account
FY 2016 Enacted
FY 2017
Enacted
FY 2018 Enacted
FY 2019 President's Request
Percent Change (%) FY 18 Omnibus Bill - FY 19 President's Request

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

19,285
19,653
20,736 19,892 -4%
- Science
5,589.4
5,765
6,221.5 5,895 -5%
-- Earth Science
1,921
1,908
1,921 1,784 -7%
--- Earth Science Research
-
462.0
  451.4  
--- Earth Systematic Missions
-
929.7
  788.1  
--- Earth System Science Pathfinder
-
208.8
  235.0  
--- Earth Science Multi-Mission Operations
-
204.9
  196.9  
--- Earth Science Technology
-
62.9
  59.7  
--- Applied Sciences
-
39.4
  53.1  
-- Planetary Science
1,631
1,828
2,228 2,234 0%
-- Astrophysics
730.6
1,352
850.4 1,185 39%
-- James Webb Space Telescope
620
569.4
533.7 304.6 -45%
-- Heliophysics
649.8
674.7
688.5 690.7 0%
- Aeronautics
640
656
685 633.9 -7%
- Exploration Research and Technology δ
686.5
686.5
760 1,003 32%
- Deep Space Exploration Systems ¥
4,030
4,324
4,790 4,559 -5%
- LEO and Space Operations §
5,029.2
4,950.7
4,751.5 4,624 -3%
- Education
115
100
100 0 -100%
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
964
954
1,198.5 629 -48%
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
5,765.6
5,677.7
5,909.4 4,562.7 -23%
- National Weather Service (NWS)
988.8
1,117.7
1157.1 1,052.8 -9%
- National Ocean Service (NOS)
500.1
519.0
565.1 406.3 -28%
- Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR)
461.9
510.
8
548.5 321.7 -41%
- National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)
2,344.6 2,195.6 2100.6 1,640 -22%
- Mission Support
- 278 289.5 244.6 -16%
-- Office of Education+
26.6
26.6
28 0 -100%
National Science Foundation (NSF)
7,463.5
7,472.2
7,767.5 7,472 -4%
- Research & Related Activities 
6,033.6
6,006
6,334.5 6,151 -3%
-- Geosciences Directorate (GEO)
1,318.5
825.6
  853  
--- Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (AGS)
253.7
253.4
  239.3  
--- Earth Sciences (EAR)
179.4
179.1
  169.2  
--- Ocean Sciences (OCE)
359.9
316.7
  339.5  
--- Polar Programs
441.8
467.9
  534.5  
--- Integrative & Collaborative Education & Research (ICER)
83.7
76.4
  105  
> Seismological Facilities for the Advancement of Georsciences and EarthScope (SAGE)
24.3
25.2
  24.2  
> Geodetic Facilities for the Advancement of Geoscience and Earthscope (GAGE)
11.6
13.1
  12.2  
> Academic Research Fleet
86.8
84.1
  77.8  
> National Astronomy & Ionosphere Center (Arecibo Observatory)
4.1
4.1
  3.0  
> National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
99.7
99.7
  94.7  
> International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
48
48
  48  
- Major Research Equipment & Facilities Construction
200.3
209
182.8 95 -48%
-- Ocean Observatories Initiative
14
0.3
  40  
- Education & Human Resources
880
880
902 873 -3%
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
5.5
5.5
5.5 5.5 0%

+ Formerly Education Program
δ Formerly Space Techonology
¥ Formerly Exploration
§ Formerly Space Opertations

Sources: President's FY 2019 Budget Request: Appendix, FY 2019 NOAA BluebookFY 2019 NASA Budget EstimateFY 2019 NSF Budget RequestFY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division B)President's FY 2018 Budget RequestFY 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division B)FY 2017 House Committee ReportFY 2017 Senate Committee Report, FY 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill (Division B)FY 2016 Senate Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Committee ReportFY 2016 House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Report

 

 

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Last updated June 16, 2018.