House Passes Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill
The House today approved the fiscal year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill on a bipartisan vote of 321-87. The bill funds the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies.
The legislation contains $51.2 billion in total discretionary funding – a reduction of $398 million below the fiscal year 2014 enacted level. Within the bill, funding for law enforcement, national security, public safety initiatives, and programs with economic benefit to the nation are prioritized, while lower-priority programs are reduced.
“This is a critical piece of legislation that provides funding for a wide range of important programs, including federal law enforcement, and I applaud its passage today,” Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers said. “This bill – which was approved on a bipartisan basis – makes clear our priorities of keeping our nation safe and growing our economy, while keeping a tight rein on federal budgets.”
“The bill includes several reductions from lower-priority programs, but also restores damaging cuts to federal law enforcement and NASA that were proposed in the President’s request," CJS Subcommittee Chairman Frank Wolf said. “We have focused limited resources on the most critical areas: fighting crime and terrorism, including cyber-attacks; improving weather forecasts and warnings; and boosting U.S. competitiveness and job creation by investing in science, space, exports and manufacturing.”
For a list of floor adopted amendments to the bill, please visit: /UploadedFiles/05.30.14_FY_2015_CJS_Bill_-_Floor_Adopted_Amendments.pdf
For the text of the bill, please visit: http://beta.congress.gov/113/bills/hr4660/BILLS-113hr4660rh.pdf
For the bill report, please visit: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-113hrpt448/pdf/CRPT-113hrpt448-pt1.pdf