n-commentU.S. Congress

Agency Heads See Give in R&D Plan

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Science  02 Aug 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5275, pp. 572
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5275.572a

Summary

Three of the government's top science managers told Congress last week that they intend to fight for more money than is penciled into the president's long-term budget projections for their agencies. But their appearance before House Science Committee Chair Robert Walker (R-PA)—who is irked that Democrat proposals to trim R&D spending haven't received the same scrutiny as Republican proposals—put the officials in the awkward position of trying to defend the president's budget without biting the congressional hand that feeds them.