National Aeronautics and Space Administration's FY2005 Budget Request: Description, Analysis, and Issues for Congress [Updated November 19, 2004] [open pdf - 3MB]
"NASA's budget request for FY2005 was $16.244 billion. The House Appropriations Committee recommended $15.149 billion in the FY2005 VA-HUDIA appropriations bill (H.R. 5041), a cut of $1.094 billion from the request, and $229 million less than the FY2004 appropriations level of $15.378 billion. The Senate Appropriations Committee recommended $16.379 billion, an increase of $135 million over the request; $800 million of the recommended amount is designated as emergency spending ($500 million for the space shuttle and $300 million for a repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope). Separately, NASA received $126 million in a FY2005 emergency supplemental (P.L. 108-324) for hurricane relief. Debate over NASA's budget for FY2005 and future years is taking place as NASA responds to the announcement of new goals for the U.S. space program by President Bush in January 2004, and recovers from the February 2003 space shuttle Columbia tragedy."
CRS Report for Congress, RL32676