This blog entry tracks FY13 appropriations developments for the federal statistical agencies and so will updated accordingly. (See update log below.) To receive notifications of updates, follow ASA Science Policy on Twitter: @ASA_SciPol.
Updates (and sources):
Levels in millions of dollars; Agency abbreviations listed below; NCES is for Statistics and Assessment (not NAGB or SLDS)
Latest Action: *Subcommittee mark-up; **Committee mark-up; ***Passed the Floor
&Not available because of lack of sufficient detail in summary, bill or conference report;
NATD: No Action To Date
1In addition to the $953 million appropriated amount, the Senate CJS bills transfers $17 million from Census Working Capital Fund, which the Senate has tapped the past two fiscal years, for a total of $970 million. See Census Project comparison of House and Senate Census Bureau marks.
2The House mark is based on an ESA reported level of $96, which is $4.3 million below the request, and assumes $3.8 million goes to "ESA Policy Support." Similarly, the Senate level is based on a ESA reported level of $100.3 million.
3The BTS is funded through the Highway Trust Fund with levels determined by the authorizing committees. The Senate level reported here is from S. 1813, The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), p. 1481. The Senate bill contains the same level for FY12. The House level is from H.R. 7, The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012, p. 669. The House bill has the same level through FY16. The conference level of $26 million for FY13 and FY14 is reported here is MAP-21 Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 4348 (top of p. 470.)
45/11: In addition to cutting $24 million from Census on the House floor, the House voted to eliminate the American Community Survey. See House votes to eliminate American Community Survey
5According to a message to the Friends of NCHS, the Senate bill "provides NCHS $35 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This brings the agency’s total funding to $173.7 million."
6According to the March 25 COSSA Washington Update, the Census Bureau received an additional $18 million from the Census Working Capital Fund. If one includes the WCF funds, the FY13 Census budget is $859 million. Btw, the Census Bureau has an additional $28,470 million in mandatory funding for Survey of Program Dynamics and State Children's Health Insurance Program. NASS received an anomaly with $62.5 million designated to complete the Census of Agriculture.
7Since official figures are not yet available, these values are based on my best estimates. The are calculated using the FY12 levels or the anomaly levels in the in the final CR bill, then substracting the rescissions (2.513% for Ag, 1.877% for CJS, 0.189% for Labor/HHS) and the sequrestration cut of 5.1%. The entries forBJS, NCSES, NCHS, ORES and SOI are especially tentative because it was their umbrella organizations that were subject to across-the-board cuts and so it is possible the cuts of these organizations will differ from the 5.1%.
8SOI underwent a realignment within its parent organization RAS in FY12 that included a transfer of 24 FTE’s, which accounts for a large part of the decrease between FY12 and FY13.
- 4/26: NCHS budget number from this CDC document, p. 4.
- 3/28: Agencies are still determining their final FY13 budget so these values are based on our best estimates for the effect of sequrestration and rescissions. The values for BJS and Census were reported in March 25 COSSA Washington Update. BEA, ERS and NASS all received anomalies in the final CR bill, albeit a lower value for ERS! In addition to sequestration, the bill included rescissions: 2.513% for Ag, 1.877% for CJS, 0.189% for Labor/HHS.
- 3/4: Sequestration cuts: 5.1% from FY12 levels. These levels are likely to be the final levels.
- 9/18: "White House document reports 8.2% sequestration cuts for NSF, NIH, and statistical agencies," 9/18 ASA Community blog entry.
- 8/15: Congress agrees in principal to 6 month continuing resolution, putting off FY13 decisions most likely until after the election: Congress Ready to Extend Budget at Current Levels, Science magazine piece, 8/10/12.
- 7/9: Final FY13 levels for BTS from MAP-21 Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 4348 (top of p. 470.)
- 6/15: Senate Labor/HHS Report Language
- 6/12: Senate Summary: Fiscal Year 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill
- 6/12: House Ag subcommittee bill
- 5/11: House CJS floor action
- 5/7 Business Week and COSSA Washington Update stories linked below (in "See also")
- 4/30:Senate E&W Report, Senate Ag/FDA bill,
- 4/26: House CJS Report, Summary: Senate FY13 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
- 4/24: Senate CJS bill; Senate E&W bill summary
- 4/18: House CJS bill and summary
- 4/17: House E&W bill, p. 23; Senate CJS subcommittee mark-up
- 4/16: House and Senate mark-up are scheduled to begin week of April 16 with Senate doing CJS & Transportation/HUD and House doing E&W on 4/18 and CJS on 4/19.
Statistical Agency abbreviations
- FY13 NSF and NIH Budget Developments, an ASA Community blog entry
- FY13 Budget Request: Flat Funding to Significant Increases for NIH, NSF, Statistical Agencies, Amstat News, April 2012
- FY13 Statistical Agency Budget Requests: Requested increases for many statistical agencies, ASA Community Blog Entry
- FY13 NSF and NIH Budget Requests: NSF up 5%; NIH flat, ASA Community Blog Entry
- Letters signed or sent by ASA for FY13: BTS: House 4/16/12; Senate 4/16/12; Census: FY13 House 4/13/12; FY13 Senate 4/13/12; EIA: House 3/22/12; Senate 3/22/12; NASS & ERS: Senate 3/20/12; House 3/22/12; 3/22/12 Oral Testimony for House CJS.
- FY12 Statistical Agency Budget Developments, ASA Community Blog Entry
- FY12 Statistical Agency Budget Requests, ASA Community Blog Entry
- Administration Affirms Role of Data-Driven Decisionmaking with FY12 Budget Requests, Amstat News piece
- FY11 Budget Deal: Impacts on Science and Statistical Agency Budgets, ASA Community Blog Entry
- 5/7: "The Ryan Budget May Cut Economic Data," 5/3 Business Week piece by Matthew Phillips.
- 5/7: April 30 COSSA Washington Update
- 5/8: Census Project comparison of House and Senate Census Bureau marks and Census Project letter opposing House cuts to Census Bureau
- 5/11: "Killing the American Community Survey Blinds Business." Business Week article by Matthew Phillips
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis
BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
BTS Bureau of Transportation Statistics
ERS Economic Research Service
EIA Energy Information Administration
NASS National Agricultural Statistics Service
NCES National Center for Education Statistics
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics
NCSES National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, NSF
ORES Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, SSA
SOI Statistics of Income Division, IRS