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Federal R&D Funding Under a Continuing Resolution

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Publication Date: March 2007

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: RS22523

Topic: Science and technology (Scientific research)


On December 9, 2006, President Bush signed a continuing resolution, or CR (P.L. 109-383, H.J.Res. 102) which provides spending at FY2006 levels through February 15, 2007, for those agencies lacking enacted FY2007 appropriations bills. The House passed 10 of its 11 appropriations bills, and the Senate passed 3 of its 12 appropriations bills (the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its remaining 9 appropriations bills). Congress passed two appropriations bills, the Department of Defense (P.L. 109-289, H.Rept. 109-676) and the Department of Homeland Security (P.L. 109-295, H.Rept. 109-699). The centerpiece of the President's proposed FY2007 R&D budget was the American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI). Some Democratic members of Congress have indicated they may attempt to extend a revised CR until the end of the FY2007 fiscal year.