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First Bush Budget May Put Science on Diet

Science  23 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5508, pp. 1463-1464
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5508.1463a

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White House officials will release a preliminary spending proposal next week for the 2002 budget year that is expected to boost biomedical and military science but hold down new spending at the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Department of Energy. Rumors about the plan, which White House officials were still assembling as Science went to press, have alarmed some science groups and members of Congress, who were expecting spending hikes for nonbiomedical science as well.