Senate Subcommittee OKs $51B FY 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science Budget

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BudgetA Senate appropriations subcommittee has approved a bill that provides the departments of Justice and Commerce as well as federal science organizations with a $51.2 billion combined budget for the next fiscal year, FCW reported Tuesday.

Adam Mazmanian writes that legislation on those agencies’ FY 2015 budget allocations will undergo a full review by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

The bill would allocate $26 billion in funding for the DOJ, $18 billion for NASA and $7.2 billion for the National Science Foundation, according to Mazmanian.

FCW reports that a House version of the CJS appropriations bill sets aside $8.4 billion to the Commerce Department and $7.4 billion to NSF.

The Senate also proposed capping acquisition costs for weather satellite and space telescope projects, Mazmanian writes.

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