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Friendly Finish Looms on Spending

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Science  03 Oct 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5335, pp. 30
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5335.30

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Several appropriations bills emerged from joint House-Senate conferences last week. If approved by each body and signed by the president, the National Science Foundation will get a 5% boost in research, spending for defense R&D will rise enough to cover inflation, and most technology programs that the Republican Congress loved to hate only a year ago will receive continued funding.