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Dear Colleagues,
  The House Appropriations Committee has released details of the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009.

A summary of this bill can be found at:

http://appropriations.house.gov/pdf/PressSummary01-15-09.pdf


The Executive Summary contains the following section:

"

Transform our Economy with Science and Technology: 
 We need to put scientists to work looking for the next great 
discovery, ...

* $10 billion for science facilities, research, and instrumentation.

...

"

The following paragraphs are excerpted from the body of the summary:

"
Scientific Research
* National Science Foundation: $3 billion, including $2 billion for 
expanding employment opportunities in fundamental science and 
engineering to meet environmental challenges and to improve global 
economic competitiveness, $400 million to build major research 
facilities that perform cutting edge science, $300 million for major 
research equipment shared by institutions of higher education and 
other scientists, $200 million to repair and modernize science and 
engineering research facilities at the nation's institutions of 
higher education and other science labs, and $100 million is also 
included to improve instruction in science, math and engineering.

...

* Department of Energy: $1.9 billion for basic research into the 
physical sciences including high-energy physics, nuclear physics, 
and fusion energy sciences and improvements to DOE laboratories 
and scientific facilities. $400 million is for the Advanced 
Research Project Agency - Energy to support high-risk, high-payoff 
research into energy sources and energy efficiency.

...

"

The full Bill text can be found at:

http://appropriations.house.gov/pdf/RecoveryBill01-15-09.pdf

The Report can be found at:

http://appropriations.house.gov/pdf/RecoveryReport01-15-09.pdf


Norman Graf