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U.S. Money
FY 2018 budget request would cut USGS programs severely
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
President Trump proposed a budget of $922.2 million for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in his request for fiscal year (FY) 2018, which is a 15% cut from the FY 2017 enacted level.
Document Type: News Brief


FY 2018 budget request seeks to eliminate NASA Office of Education
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The President’s budget request seeks to completely eliminate NASA’s Office of Education (OE) and its portfolio of programs and projects.
Document Type: News Brief


The White House
President Trump releases FY 2018 Budget Request
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
On May 23, President Donald Trump unveiled his full budget request to Congress for fiscal year (FY) 2018.
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U.S. Capitol
Congress reaches final agreement on FY 2017 funding
Date: Monday, May 1, 2017
On May 1, Congress agreed to advance an omnibus appropriations bill for the current fiscal year (FY) 2017, which will fund the government through September 30, 2017.
Document Type: News Brief


U.S. Capitol with flag
Federal Register - May 2017
A list of notices from the federal register for May 2017 from agencies including the Department of the Interior, Department of Energy, USGS, NOAA, NASA, and more.
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