House CJS Bill Includes $16.6 Billion for NASA

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WASHINGTON — NASA would get $16.6 billion for 2014 under a spending bill the House Appropriations commerce, justice, science committee is scheduled to markup July 10. 

Here’s the summary the House Appropriations Committee posted the night before markup:

NASA is funded at $16.6 billion in the bill, a decrease of $928 million below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $1.1 billion below the President’s request. This funding includes:

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$3.6 billion for Exploration — $202 million below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level. This includes funding to keep NASA on schedule for upcoming Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Space Launch System flight program milestones.

$4.8 billion for NASA Science programs — $266 million below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level. This includes funding above the President’s request for planetary science to ensure the continuation of critical research and development programs.

The full bill can be downloaded here.