House Panel Unveils $71.5B FY 2021 Funding Bill for DOC, DOJ, NASA, NSF

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The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday released a draft bill that would allocate $71.5 billion in fiscal year 2021 funds for the departments of Justice (DOJ) and Commerce (DOC), NASA, National Science Foundation (NSF) and other agencies.

The committee said Tuesday the bill would provide $9.54 billion for the Department of Commerce, including $5.45 billion for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and $1.68 billion for the Census Bureau.

DOJ would get $33.2 billion in FY 2021 funds to promote civil rights and support federal law enforcement efforts. The measure would authorize $9.7 billion for the FBI and $412 million for grant programs in support of anti-opioid abuse efforts.

The proposed legislation would give NASA $22.63 billion in funds to support human space exploration programs, aeronautics research and science, technology, engineering and mathematics engagement efforts. NSF would get $8.55 billion in funds under the measure to advance research on quantum information science, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, STEM education, neuroscience and advanced manufacturing.

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