Last week, I had the honor and pleasure of speaking to a small, bipartisan group of Members of Congress who are trying to find solutions to some of the most intractable problems that have been delaying action on a new, major infrastructure investment bill.
On May 22, the House Appropriations Committee voted to increase funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) by $561 million – 6.5 percent above current levels -- when it approved the fiscal year 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Act.
On March 11th, President Trump submitted his FY2020 Budget proposal to Congress, as required by law. However, the proposal is just that, a proposal. While the budget release is widely reported on, Congress doesn’t generally see it as more than a suggestion, with some Administration themes, priorities, and initiatives sprinkled in for good measure.