Science Funding, Aid to Ukraine, and a Supreme Court Nomination
Congress will have its hands full over the coming weeks as lawmakers attempt to finish up fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations bills while also seeking emergency aid to Ukraine. Senators will have an especially busy schedule as they begin consideration of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. We are likely to see attempts to provide funding for Ukraine as part of a package that will also include the FY 2022 bills. As previously reported, Congress has until March 11 to complete the appropriations for the fiscal year that is nearly half over. The next few weeks will be critical for finally putting FY 2022 behind us and getting started on the FY 2023 bills. COSSA will be watching for Congress to release their final FY 2022 bills in the coming days and will provide an analysis when details become available.