The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) has published its analysis of where things stand on the annual appropriations bills that authorize federal spending on social science research, as the U.S. Congress goes into its summer recess.
"Congress has adjourned for a seven-week recess and will not be returning to work until after Labor Day. Despite promises for a return to “regular order” in the annual appropriations process, we find ourselves in familiar territory with none of the 12 annual spending bills expected to be enacted into law before the new fiscal year begins October 1. In fact, none of the bills that fund research agencies and programs (the Commerce, Justice Science bill and the Labor, HHS, Education bill) have yet to make it to the House or Senate floors for debate. Upon returning to work in September, Congress will be faced with a full plate of must-pass legislation and a limited number of days before breaking again for the fall elections."
Read the details, agency-by-agency, in the full analysis here.