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Budget Focuses on Priorities Supporting American Energy Enterprise, National Security, and Natural Hazard Response Efforts
President Donald Trump today proposed a $983.5 million Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) budget for the U.S. Geological Survey, which prioritizes scientific inquiry for effective stewardship of America’s natural resources.
"The President’s proposed budget reflects our ongoing commitment to providing science-based information and data to serve the needs and interests of the American people," said Jim Reilly, director of the USGS. "This budget ensures the USGS can execute its core mission and help to ensure the safety of our Nation and a robust and resilient economy."
Land and Water Conservation: The USGS seeks to understand the impacts to the Nation’s land, water and species challenges through scientific monitoring and research. The President’s 2020 budget supports the following high-priority USGS programs:
Utilizing our natural resources: Energy and mineral resources are a critical component of the Nation’s economy. The USGS provides science that helps inform stewardship of American energy and mineral resources to meet our security and economic needs. The President’s 2020 budget supports the following high-priority USGS programs:
Expanding Outdoor Recreation: The USGS provides data and research that supports the hunting and recreational fishing sectors that generate $90 billion in expenditures annually and 480,000 American jobs. The President’s 2020 budget supports the following high-priority USGS programs:
Fulfilling our trust and insular responsibilities: Combining traditional ecological knowledge with empirical studies allows the USGS and Native American governments, organizations, and people to increase their mutual understanding of and respect for this land. The President’s 2020 budget supports the following high-priority USGS programs:
Protecting our people and the border: The USGS provides natural hazards science that informs a broad range of disaster planning, situational awareness and response activities at local to global scales. The President’s 2020 budget supports the following high-priority USGS programs:
Modernizing our organization and infrastructure for the next 100 years: A goal of the USGS is to balance mission-delivery demands with adequate investments in operations and maintenance to sustain the portfolio in an appropriate condition to continue to conduct science to support Interior's stewardship of America's public lands and natural resources. The President’s 2020 budget supports the following high-priority USGS programs:
The USGS FY 2020 Budget Justification is available here, and additional details on the President's FY 2020 Budget are available on the Department’s website.
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