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An R&D Victory, But for How Long?

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Science  18 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5286, pp. 332-334
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5286.332


The drastic cuts in spending on federal R&D proposed by House Republicans in 1995 failed to materialize, and last month the 104th Congress went home after approving a 1997 budget that will boost federal spending on science by 4%, including a whopping 7% increase for the National Institutes of Health. But long-term funding prospects remain uneven regardless of who wins in November.