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Three Spending Bills Bolster Research

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Science  09 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5387, pp. 209-210
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5387.209a

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Congress last week sent a mostly upbeat message to researchers that it is ready to give basic science a fresh infusion of cash for the 1999 fiscal year, which officially began on 1 October. It put the finishing touches on a trio of spending bills that would give the National Science Foundation a 7% increase, science spending at the Department of Energy a 10% boost, and basic research at the Department of Defense a 6% rise. But budget bills for other agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, are still stuck in election-year wrangling as Congress rushes to adjourn this weekend.