NSF Congressional Highlight
Congress Passes FY09 Omnibus Bill
March 10, 2009
On Tuesday, March 10, 2009, almost six months after the beginning of the fiscal year, the Senate approved the $410 billion omnibus appropriations bill for FY09, sending it to President Obama for his signature. The Senate approved the bill on a voice vote after voting 62-35 to cut off debate. The House passed the bill February 25, 2009 by a vote of 245-178, with 8 not voting.
The National Science Foundation received a total of $6.49 billion for FY09. Please see chart below for details.
1 Funding for EPSCoR was transferred to the RRA appropriation in FY08. It was previously funded with the EHR appropriation. Use "Back" to return to text.
2 P.L. 110-161 requires the rescission of $33 million from prior year unobligated balances. Use "Back" to return to text.