Science spending in FY 1990 budget
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 70, Issue 4, page 50, 24 January 1989
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1989), Science spending in FY 1990 budget, Eos Trans. AGU, 70(4), 50–50, doi:10.1029/89EO00027.(
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Ronald Reagan's budget for Fiscal Year 1990 says “the ability of the nation to meet global competition, provide for national security, and improve the quality of life for all citizens depends on national investments in science and technology.” The budget includes large spending increases for the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, level spending at the U.S. Geological Survey, and a decrease for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The $1.15 trillion Fiscal Year 1990 budget exceeds Gramm-Rudman-Hollings targets for reducing the budget deficit to $100 billion in 1990 without raising taxes. Initiatives such as the space station ($2.05 billion), the Strategic Defense Initiative ($5.9 billion), modernization and environmental cleanup of Department of Energy nuclear facilities ($3.3 billion), and AIDS research ($1.6 billion) all received increases of more than 20% over FY 1989. An analysis by the Congressional Budget Office shows that the FY 1990 budget cuts existing domestic programs by a total of $25 billion and terminates 82 programs.