For fiscal year 2005, the Bush administration's proposed budget for the U.S. Geological Survey would reduce its funding to $919.8 million. That is a 2% dip from the 2004 enacted budget of $937.9 million, and brings the agency nearly back to its 2003 level of $919.3 million.

The proposed budget calls for overall belt-tightening, and targets some specific areas for larger reductions, including mineral resources and cooperative topographic mapping. But the FY2005 budget does not propose wholesale slashing of the agency's funding, as had earlier budgets.”