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House Appropriations Bill to Allocate $62.5B in FY 2019 Justice, Commerce, Science Funds

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The House Appropriations Committee has introduced a bill that would authorize $62.5 billion in discretionary funds for the departments of Justice and Commerce and federal science agencies for fiscal 2019.

The House panel said Tuesday the proposed FY 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill reflects a $2.9 billion increase from the FY 2018 budget level.

The bill would allocate $30.7 billion for DOJ, including $9.3 billion for the FBI and $3 billion for the U.S. Marshals Service.

The measure would provide the Commerce Department with $12.1 billion in funds, including $5.2 billion for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and $985 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

NASA would get $21.5 billion in funds with $5.1 billion for deep space exploration programs and $6.7 billion for the agency’s science programs.

The National Science Foundation would receive $8.2 billion in appropriations under the proposed measure.

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