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Senate advances final FY 2018 budget bills

November 30, 2017

Senate Appropriations subcommittees have advanced the remaining FY 2018 departmental budgets: Defense, Homeland Security, Interior, and Financial Services. Unlike the House’s proposal, the Senate would largely maintain FY 2017’s innovation funding. Highlights include level funding for SBA’s entrepreneurial programs — with $6 million for clusters initiatives and $2 million for accelerators — and level funding for the CDFI Fund. Science and Technology funding, while above the administration's request, would decrease by about 8.6 percent for Homeland Security while Defense would see a small increase for applied research but an overall 0.5 percent decrease, according to the American Institute of Physics. The FY 2018 budget remains under a continuing resolution through December 8.

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