Title: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $59.40 billion for the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, science, and other agencies.
Prohibits the use of funds in this bill to purchase first class or premium airline seats under most circumstances (Sec. 537).
Appropriates the following:
$9.36 billion for the Department of Commerce, including $4.22 billion for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $1.92 billion for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and $1.24 billion for the Bureau of the Census;
$24.12 billion for the Department of Justice, including $6.58 billion for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), $5.65 billion for the Federal Prison System, $1.85 billion for the Drug Enforcement Administration, $622.50 million for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, and $7.85 million for the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety program;
$25.02 billion for sciences, including $18.46 billion for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and $6.55 billion for the National Science Foundation; and
$899.70 million for related agencies, including $390.00 million for the Legal Services Corporation, $378.00 million for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and $68.4 million for the International Trade Commission.