Clinton-Gore Administration Proposes Record

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 21, 2000


Today, the President will announce that his budget will include $4.6 billion for research and education investments at the National Science Foundation (NSF). This represents a $675 million (17 percent) increase over current funding levels. If Congress approves this investment, it would double the largest dollar increase ever for the Foundation, and NSF funding will have increased by 66 percent since President Clinton took office.

Few people recognize the connection between practical improvements in their lives and the fundamental research that NSF has supported for five decades. NSF looks for and funds high-risk research with long-term pay-offs across the entire spectrum of science and engineering -- a role too broad in scope and horizon for mission-oriented government agencies and for private industry. Today we enjoy the benefits of MRI, Doppler radar, and the Internet, because of fundamental research conducted decades ago.

Investing in NSF is investing for future generations. NSF is a small agency with a catalytic ability to speed the pace and scope of discovery in science and engineering. It invests in the people, ideas, and tools needed to keep the nation at the leading edge. The Foundation represents under 4 percent of Federal R&D spending, but supports roughly half of the non-medical basic research conducted at colleges and universities.

NSF’s FY2001 request sets priorities and strengthens the core investments that boost economic productivity and secure U.S. S&T leadership.

What's New - January 2000

African American History Month

Protecting America’s Natural and Historic Treasures

Remarks by Samuel Berger to the National Press Club

The Lowest Unemployment Rate in 30 Years

President Clinton Announces Bioenergy & Bioproducts Tax Incentives January 27, 2000

President Clinton Proposes to Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit

Unprecedented National Effort to Improve Our Nation’s Schools by Dramatically Increasing Accountability and Investment

FY2001 New Opportunity Agenda

FY2001 Budget & New Opportunity Agenda

President Clinton Unveils First Accounts

Major New Increase in Funding to Determine Environmental Causes of Disease

New Public-Private Partnerships to Increase Aviation Safety

President Clinton Unveils Largest Ever National Gun Enforcement Initiative

New Multimillion Dollar Increase to Combat HIV and AIDS

The President Triples His Long-Term Care Tax Credit

Major New Health Insurance Initiative

A New Opportunity Agenda for Higher Education: Making Critical Investments in Education and Training

College Opportunity Tax Cut: Providing Tax Incentives to Make Higher Education More Affordable

Nearly a $3 Billion Increase in 21st Century Research Fund

Promoting Bioenergy and Biobased Products

Information Technology For the 21st Century

Remarks by the President at Event Commemorating End of Ramadan

Remarks by the President At America’s Millennium Gala - The Lincoln Memorial

Clinton-Gore Administration Proposes Record

National Nanotechnology Initiative: Leading to the Next Industrial Revolution

Getting the Job Done for the American People in 2000

Proclamation: Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2000

President Clinton Announces New Equal Pay Initiative

Largest Ever National Gun Enforcement Initiative, January 18, 2000

New Responsible Fatherhood Initiative to Promote Work and Boost Child Support Payments

2001 Budget Will Pay Down Debt by 2013

President Clinton Proposes State Licenses for Handgun Purchases

The Clinton-Gore Economic Record: Strong and Sustained Economic Growth

Revitalizing America’s Cities

President Clinton Unveils Millennium Initiative to Promote Delivery of Existing Vaccines in Developing Countries and Accelerate Development of New Vaccines

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