First-Ever Comprehensive Statutory Guidance for DOE’s Office of Science Passes House

On Jan. 23, the House unanimously passed  H.R.589 - Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act which would provide the first-ever comprehensive statutory guidance for DOE’s Office of Science and its network of national laboratories. The bill also includes provisions to enhance technology transfer from DOE’s 17 national laboratories, improve research coordination across the department, and boost … Continue reading First-Ever Comprehensive Statutory Guidance for DOE’s Office of Science Passes House

The Federal Budget Process and R&D Spending

Congress creates a new budget for our country every year. This annual congressional budget process is also called the appropriations process. Discretionary budget spending in 2015 equaled $1.1 trillion dollars. 1.18% (or $13.13 billion) went to agriculture and food. 2.67% (or $29.7 billion) went to science. 3.51% (or $39.14 billion) went to energy and environment. 5.93% (or 66.03 billion) went to medicine and health. 6.28% (or 69.98 billion) went to education.