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FY07 SCIENCE, STATE, JUSTICE AND COMMERCE APPROPRIATIONS BILL
Full Committee approves bill by voice vote
 
June 20th, 2006 - -
Discretionary Funding Levels:
·        FY07 Funding:  $59.84 billion
·        FY07 President's Request:  $59.70 billion
·        FY06 Funding:  $57.21 billion
Amendments Adopted in Full Committee:
(Serrano):  Restores funding for the Survey on Income and Program Participation in the Census Bureau offset by corresponding reductions. 
(Sweeney):  Prohibits issuance of diplomatic credentials to the Libyan government unless they cooperate in settlement with surviving families of Pan Am 103. 
(Obey):  Prohibits permanent U.S. basing agreement between the United States and Iraq. 
 
Making America  More Competitive by Investing in Science
National Aeronautics and Space Administration receives $16.7 billion, $462 million above the FY06 base level.  Funds the President’s vision for space exploration at $3.8 billion; provides full request for the Space Shuttle; and restores $100 million above the request to aeronautics research, and $75 million above the request for space science. 
 
National Science Foundation receives $6 billion, the full amount requested as part of the American Competitive Initiative and an increase of $439 million above FY06.  Includes $4.6 billion for research, $334.5 million above FY06; and $832.4 million for science education, $16.2 million above the request. 
Fighting the Scourge of Meth and Prosecuting the War on Terror
Provides a total of $22.1 billion for the Department of Justice, $724 million above FY06 and $1.0 billion above the President's request, including the following:
  • Provides $2.6 billion for assistance to State and local law enforcement for crime fighting initiatives, $1.1 billion above the President’s request, $163 million below FY06 including:
  • $405 million to reimburse States for criminal alien detention costs; $390 million for violence against women prevention and prosecution programs; $558 million for the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grants program; $281 million for juvenile delinquency prevention and accountability programs; $176 million to eliminate DNA analysis backlogs; $100 million for law enforcement technologies and interoperability; $99 million for meth hot spots; and $40 million to reduce gang violence.
  • $6.0 billion for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an increase of $302 million above FY06 and equal to the request.  Provides funding to enhance counterterrorism infrastructure needs such as secure space, training, and information technology, while continuing to address crimes such as gang violence and child exploitation.
  • $1.75 billion for the Drug Enforcement Administration, an increase of $77 million above FY06 and $15 million above the President’s request to combat meth, drug related violence and improve intelligence capabilities. 
  • $826 million for the United States Marshals Service, an increase of $25 million above FY06 and equal to the request, to enhance judicial and witness protection.
  • $980 million for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, an increase of $48 million above FY06 and the same as the President’s request.
  • Does not include $1.2 billion rescission from the Crime Victims Fund.
Department of Commerce and Related Agencies receives $5.95 billion, $629.2 million below FY06 and $333.7 million billion below the President’s request.  Highlights of the Commerce Department budget include:
  • $1.77 billion for the Patent and Trademark Office, $87.9 million above FY06 and equal the PTO’s estimated fee collections.
  • $627 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, including $104 million to fully fund the American Competitiveness Initiative, and $92 million for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program.
  • $3.4 billion for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), $289 million below the request, and including $882.3 million to fully fund the National Weather Service.
  • $874 million for the Bureau of the Census, $72 million above FY06 and $4 million below the request.  The bill fully funds the American Community Survey. 
 
State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors receives $9.7 billion, $386.3 million below the request and $230 million above the 2006 level.
  • Includes $1.7 billion to continue worldwide security improvements and replacement of vulnerable embassies as authorized by the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act.
  • Provides $4.5 billion for Diplomatic and Consular Programs to fund the operating costs of the Department, which is $142 million below the request, including $351 million for public diplomacy activities.
  • Provides $659 million for International Broadcasting, including funding to continue expanded broadcasting to the broader Middle East.
 
Other Items of Interest:
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Bill includes $294 million, $4.5 million above FY06 and $8 million below the request.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Bill includes $900 million in budgetary resources, $12 million above FY06 and $4 million below the request.
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Bill provides $643 million for the SBA, $4 million above the request, and supports a record business loan program to help American entrepreneurs access capital.
  • The FY07 SSJC bill terminates 11 programs for a savings of $195 million.  In addition, other major reductions from other programs total $665 million.
  • The bill provides approximately $387 million for Member projects, $1.3 billion less than the enacted level and less than 1% of the total funding in the bill
 
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