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FY14 Statistical Agency Budget Developments

This blog entry tracks FY14 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.

1/13: The omnibus levels are the "raw numbers" in the omnibus bill, by which I mean I haven't looked at the fine print rescissions or other such trims/cuts from these levels. The House and Senate still need to pass the omnibus, at which point it would go to the president for his signature. 

1/23: See this analysis from Kitty Smith of COPAFS on the FY14 Omnibus bill.



     Agency      FY11     FY12     FY13     Request     House    Senate     omnibus 

BEA 93 92.2  89.8 100 89.6**4  $100** 95

BJS 60 41.3  41.3 53 42** 48**  45

BLS 610 609  577.2 610
610**  592.2

BTS 24 25  26 261  NA1 NA1 

Census 1152 942  859.32 983  845**  $973**5 945

EIA 96 105  99.5 117 100*** 117**  117

ERS 81.8 78.2  71.4 79 75.45** 78.51** 78

NASS 156.4 158.6  166.6 160 154.8**  162.1**  161.2

NCES 247 247  226 257   244**  235

NCSES 42 43.3  41.6 48.7      47

NCHS 138.7 138.7  138.7 160   138.7*  140

ORES 29 29  27.5 30     29

SOI 39 38.7  33.13 35     37.1
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 (or blank): No Action To Date
1The 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.)
2The FY11, FY12 and FY13 levels include funds from the Working Capital Fund (WCF), as mandated by Congress. These level may differ than what I report in the "final"column of the FY12 and FY13 columns where I do not include WCF funds.
3SOI 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.
4This level takes assumes the ESA is funded at $3.871 million.
5In addition to the $973 million, the Senate provide $10 million from the Census Working Capitol Fund.

Updates (and sources):
  1. 1/13/14: EIA, p. 90 of part D; NCHS, p. 124 of  of part G-I; BLS, p. 201 of G-I; NCES, p. 254 of G-I; Census and BEA, p. 132 of B; NASS and ERS, p. 7 of A;
  2. 7/19: Senate BJS, Census and BEA levels from FY14 Senate CJS report language.
  3. 7/18: Senate BLS and NCES levels from FY14 Labor/HHS/Ed report language
  4. 7/15: Senate NCHS level provided by Friends of NCHS email, which also provided this report language regarding the proposed NCHS Working Capitol Fund

    The funding levels for the fiscal year 2014 budget request are not easily comparable to the fiscal year 2013 and Committee-recommended levels. The President proposes to implement the Working Capital Fund [WCF] through each individual program line. The Committee rejects that approach and recommends implementing the WCF through a transfer of funds in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, in accordance with statutory transfer provisions provided in the fiscal year 2013 continuing resolution and this bill. For that reason, prior year and Committee-recommended funding levels for each activity reflect the programmatic costs of such activities, and the total business service costs for CDC are appropriated separately in the CDC-wide appropriation. In contrast, the President’s request assumes business service costs are built into each funded activity at the level of that activity’s business service consumption in fiscal year 2011. In many cases, a proposed increase for an activity in the budget request simply reflects the addition of the existing business service cost.

  5. 7/9:  House CJS summary document and draft FY14 CJS appropriations bill.
  6. 7/8: Senate E&W bill approved June 27 by Senate (See S. 1245 at, on p. 34)
  7. 7/8: Senate Ag approps bill approved June 20 by Senate (See S. 1244 at, on p. 8)
  8. 6/17: House E&W approps subcommittee mark-up (p. 23) 
  9. 6/6: House Ag approps subcommittee mark-up (p. 7)
See also:

Statistical Agency abbreviations

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