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Congress: Biomedical Research Wins Big

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Science  04 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5284, pp. 27-28
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5284.27


Biomedical research scored a “100% win” on Capitol Hill, as one lobbyist says, in the massive 1997 appropriation bill that Congress passed last week. The new law gives the National Institutes of Health an increase of 6.9% and launches a new prostate cancer research effort in the Department of Defense. It also provides a surprise $4 million increase for the Advanced Technology Program, an industrial partnership program that Republican lawmakers once vowed to eliminate.