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On May the Fourth, the Science Soapbox team sat down with appropriations expert Kei Koizumi to demystify the federal budget process. Kei served as the former assistant director for federal research and development at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) during the Obama administration. He is now a Visiting Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In this episode, we wind our way through the appropriations process, the importance of science for America's health and wealth, and the prospects of R&D in a galaxy far, far away.