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“Taken from Senate Report 106-76
FY 2000 Commerce, Justice, State, Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation bill…”

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Committee has included under this section of title II the Department of Commerce agencies involved in technology research and development, scientific assessment and prediction of environmental phenomena, and the administrative and policy functions providing oversight for these activities.

TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION

UNDER SECRETARY FOR TECHNOLOGY/OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY POLICY

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 1999 $9,495,000
Budget estimate, 2000 8,972,000
Committee recommendation 7,972,000

The Committee recommends $7,972,000 in funding for the Office of the Under Secretary/Office of Technology Policy for fiscal year 2000. This amount is $1,523,000 below the fiscal year 1999 appropriation and $1,000,000 below the Administration's request. This amount will adequately fund the current operations of the Technology Administration. No funding shall be used to expand current TA service levels.