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AAU tracks the federal budget by fiscal year, with a focus on the annual appropriations for specific research and education agencies.

Each year, AAU prepares an overview of the Administration’s proposed budget when it is released in early February, with detailed analyses of the proposed budgets for specific research and education agencies.

Through the year, AAU follows the progress of the congressional budget resolution and the appropriations bills that cover agencies and programs of interest.  AAU provides summaries of markups of each appropriations bill, budget tables, correspondence, statements, and advocacy materials.

Basics on the Budget Reconciliation Process can be found here.

AAU follows research and education programs at:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Energy
  • NASA
  • Department of Education
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Agriculture and Food Research Initiative


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