The Scientist: "On Monday (February 13), President Obama released his budget request for the 2013 fiscal year, totaling $3.8 trillion. In the science sector, he requested a 1 percent increase in research spending across the board."
President Obama in his annual budget proposal is attempting to increase funding for the sciences. Unfortunately, the Republican party in the House is attempting to eliminate much of the funding for the sciences.
See all the details in The Scientist.