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Impending CR as Senate Releases Draft Appropriation Bills

On July 28, Senate Appropriations Committee Democrats released draft appropriations bills. Despite optimism earlier this year, this is a sign that bipartisan talks have not progressed as well as hoped. It is now highly unlikely that Congress will pass appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on September 30. The most likely outcome in the short term is that Congress will pass a continuing resolution keeping the government running at current funding levels until after the midterm elections in November. 

The Senate draft bills include:

NIH: $47.959 billion, an increase of $3 billion.

  • $700,000,000, an increase of $80,000,000, for the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies [BRAIN] Initiative.
  • $1 billion for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), the same level as was appropriated in fiscal year 2022.

NSF: $10.338 billion, an increase of $1.5 billion.

IES: $831.4 million, an increase of $94.4 million.

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