Volume 92 Issue 10 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 10, 2014 | Web Date: March 7, 2014

President Sets R&D Priorities

Budget: Fiscal 2015 funding request focuses increases on manufacturing, energy, and education
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: fiscal 2015, budget, Congress, President Barack Obama

On a cold day in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama rolled out his $3.9 trillion fiscal 2015 budget request, and it quickly drew an equally chilly response from Congress, which sets the actual appropriations. The request provides $135.4 billion for R&D activities, a 1.2% increase over 2014 enacted levels. That includes $64.7 billion proposed for basic and applied research, a slight boost from 2014.

At a March 4 event to unveil the budget request, the . . .

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