News and CommentAPPROPRIATIONS BILLS

NIH Leads Research Gains As Congress Picks Up Pace

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Science  25 Jul 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5325, pp. 470-471
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5325.470

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Trying to make up for a slow start, Congress moved ahead last week on several 1998 spending bills in hopes of completing most of its budget work before a monthlong recess in August. Science programs fared relatively well in last week's votes, easing fears that the government's new plan to balance the budget by 2002 would spark a round of cuts to R&D programs.