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Science Wins Out in Latest Budget

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Science  06 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5489, pp. 27-28
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5489.27

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Science has emerged a winner in this year's struggle over the Department of Energy's budget, erasing fears earlier this summer of severe cuts in several high-profile programs. Congress this week gave the agency's civilian science programs a 13% boost, to $3.2 billion, slightly more than the Administration had requested.