Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) on Sunday, Dec. 13, announced final Senate passage of $31 billion for agencies focused on science and competitiveness, including the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The funds are included in the CJS Appropriations bill, which was approved as part of Congress’ Fiscal Year 2010 Consolidated Appropriations bill. It now goes to the President to be signed into law.
This bill makes sure American manufacturers leverage new technology to create new jobs for our communities, while expanding U.S. markets overseas. Mikulski has been fighting for federal investments that strengthen America’s innovation economy, ensuring that our national research programs keep America competitive in the global arena.
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