Budget update

This morning the House Appropriations Committee unveiled details of the final budget legislation for Fiscal Year 2011. The legislation would reduce funding for the Office of Science by a total of $35 million from the enacted FY10 budget, and $252 million from the President’s request for FY11. These proposed reductions are far less than the $1.1 billion cut from the President’s FY11 budget proposed earlier this year. The legislation must still be passed by Congress, and then the DOE Office of Science will make allocations to its various programs. It may yet be some time before we know the specifics of Fermilab’s final FY11 budget.