n-comment1997 Budget

Legislators Get Into the Details

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Science  05 Jul 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5271, pp. 25
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5271.25b


Before taking a 1-week holiday break, Congress moved ahead last week on several spending bills for 1997 that affect science. Its actions reinforce the idea that the overall federal R & D budget is built not so much on a grand vision for research but rather as a response to the demands of powerful legislators and their constituents.