Update on the Senate Appropriations Committee and NSF Polisci Funding

by John Sides on August 2, 2013 · 1 comment

in National Science Foundation

From the American Political Science Association, via email:

On July 18, 2013, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported its FY2014 CJS Appropriations bill. The very good news is that this bill does NOT include any restrictions on NSF funding for political science research, a positive development of our strategy to eliminate any language similar to the so-called Coburn amendment that was added to the FY2013 appropriations bill earlier this year.

Still, there will be opportunities for amendments to the FY2014 bill — or any omnibus bill – when it comes to the Senate floor.

More is here.  A portal for contacting your Senator is here.

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Rick Wilson August 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

It is important to keep in mind that (1) it is very likely that no appropriations bill will make it through Congress this year. If so, it is likely that a Continuing Resolution will be passed. Such a CR may retain the same language. (2) the House will be marking up the authorization language for NSF in September (most likely). At that time fairly extreme language can be introduced to curtail or eliminate political science or the social sciences. The bottom line is social scientists should not become complacent.

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