PDF _ RS22825 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Budget for FY2009
17-Feb-2009; Wayne A. Morrissey; 10 p.

Update: Previous Releases:
August 8, 2008
April 28, 2008

Abstract: On February 4, 2008, President Bush requested $4.103 billion in discretionary budget authority for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Department of Commerce (DOC). This amount is $207 million, or 5.3%, more than FY2008 enacted appropriations of $3.896 billion. Bush Administration priorities for the NOAA budget included restoring funding for programs that were flat-funded or cut for FY2008, re-capitalizing aging facilities, equipment, vessels, buildings, and other infrastructure; and ensuring that NOAA satellite programs meet mission requirements and keep to schedule. On June 25, 2007, the House Appropriations Committee ordered reported an amended bill to fund the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) for FY2009. The House committee recommended $4.252 billion for NOAA, which is $356 million, or 9.1%, more than the FY2008 appropriation and $149 million, or 3.6%, more than the FY2009 request. On June 19, 2008, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported S. 3182, CJS Appropriations for FY2009, and recommended $4.446 billion for NOAA. This amount is $549 million, or 14.2%, more than the FY2008 appropriation, $193 million, or 4.5%, more than the House committee recommendation, and $342 million, or 8.3%, more than the FY2009 request.

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