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Appropriators Release FY 2024 Commerce-Justice-Science Legislation

Appropriators Release FY 2024 Commerce-Justice-Science Legislation

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have recently released their draft Fiscal Year 2024 bills for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. The House bill provides net new spending of $58.383 billion for programs under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee, which is $23.765 billion below the FY23 enacted level, setting up a showdown with Senate Democrats and the Biden Administration on top-line FY 2024 spending levels. Senate Democrats released their own bill last week, which advanced on a bipartisan rather than partisan vote, providing $13.35 billion in additional funding to CJS Subcommittee agencies for FY24.
 
The House bill provides a non-defense discretionary total of $52.383 billion, which is $31.964 billion below the FY24 President’s Budget Request and $23.527 billion below the FY23 enacted level, and a defense discretionary total of $6.293 billion, which is $238 million below the FY23 enacted level and $678.1 million below the FY24 President’s Budget Request.
 
The Senate’s bill would provide $11 billion for CHIPS and Science Act activities, including:
  • $41 million for the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Regional Technology and Innovation Hub Program to provide planning grants to create geographically-distributed “regional technology hubs,” focusing on technology development, job creation, and expanding U.S. innovation capacity
  • $175 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Program to improve the competitiveness of domestic manufacturers and strengthen domestic supply chains
  • $37 million for the Manufacturing USA program
The bill also provides $12 million to establish a supply chain resilience office to identify economic and national security risks to supply chains.

A summary of the House CJS bill and draft text are available here.
The Senate’s draft bill is available here.
 

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