Senate Panel Backs Large NIH Increase

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Science  27 Mar 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5359, pp. 2035
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5359.2035a

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A Senate panel last week called for a whopping 11% increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and expressed support for basic research at a few other agencies. Even as the panel was debating the resolution, however, the White House was trying to win over the scientific community in the rancorous debate over the use of tobacco money to fund some of its proposed increases in R&D. There were also signs of growing unease about NIH's favored budget status.