News & CommentSelling Science

At What Price?

Science  17 Jan 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5298, pp. 296-297
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5298.296

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Federal belt-tightening has driven a wedge between those who favor a more aggressive approach to lobbying—rating lawmakers, rallying the troops at the first sign of danger, and raising a war chest to promote science among the corridors of power—and those who worry that such politicking will jeopardize a half-century of bipartisan support. At stake is the size of future research budgets.