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Science in Obama's 2012 Budget Proposal

CreSCIENCE, LIVE SCIENCE, www.LiveScience.com Obama's 2012 budget request breakdown The White House's budget request proposes wide-ranging cuts, but still tries to make good on President Barack Obama's State of the Union promises by asking Congress to maintain federal scientific research funding at or near 2011 levels. Total 2012 outlays: $3.73 trillion Funding for science agencies (total outlays) NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH 30.78 32.09 31.83 Science spending represents only a tiny fraction of the total U.S. budget. $31.83 billion EALTH 2010 2011 2012* SCIENCE AGENCIES COMBINED NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 2% NASA 18.9 19.48 18.17 $18.17 billion 2010 2011* 2012* NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION NSF 8.6 6.72 7.91 $7.91 billion 2010 2011 2012 NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION TOTAL OUTLAYS, MAJOR AGENCIES: NOAA 4.85 5.55 5.5 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES $892.81 billion $5.5 billion 2010 2011* 2012* SOCIAL SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF $817.14 billion ENERGY (SCIENCE) DEFENSE/MILITARY $5.4 billion 5.4 5.0 5.1 $707.47 billion TREASURY 2010 2011° 2012* $129.12 billion DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY DARPA 2.99 3.1 3.1 *2011 and 2012 budgets are not yet approved by Congress $3.1 billion 2010 2011 2012° UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL USGS Feb. 14, 2011 SURVEY $1.12 billion 1.11 1.13 1.12 SOURCES: UNITED STATES OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY, RAND CORPORATION 2010 2011 2012" KARL TATE, LiveScience.com STUTES

Science in Obama's 2012 Budget Proposal

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The White House's budget request proposes wide-ranging cuts, but still tries to make good on President Barrack Obama's State of the Union promises by asking Congress to maintain federal scientific res...

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