Congress Inches Toward FY 2024 Conclusion
As we move further into the fiscal year (FY), lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue to work toward finalizing appropriations for FY 2024. As previously reported, Congress pushed its deadline to complete the FY 2024 bills until March, leaving just a few weeks to find agreement across the 12 annual appropriations bills and pass them in each chamber. After months of stalemate, reports suggest that the end may be in sight now that leadership has agreed to top-line funding levels for discretionary spending.
COSSA recently issued an action alert calling on the research community to contact their elected offices to urge the highest possible funding levels for federal science agencies in FY 2024.
Looking ahead to the FY 2025 budget, insights from Capitol Hill hint that preparations for FY 2025 will be soon underway, with expectations that the President’s budget request could be sent to Capitol Hill around the second week of March, likely after the State of the Union address scheduled for March 7. The release of the President’s budget request is seen as the official kick off to appropriations season.
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