US science agencies set for budget boost in deal to avert government shutdown

February 15, 2019

With less than two days to go before the US government runs out of money, lawmakers in Congress are scrambling to pass a budget deal that would give small increases to NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and many other science agencies. The Senate and the House of Representatives approved the legislation on 14 February -- clearing the way for President Donald Trump to sign it before the 15 February deadline to avert a government shutdown.