News of the Week2002 BUDGET

NIH Gets Big Boost; Lobbyists Want More

Science  02 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5509, pp. 1677-1679
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5509.1677b

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President George W. Bush said last week that he will request a record $2.8 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health in his 2002 budget proposal. But some biomedical science groups say that the figure--a 13.8% boost, to $23.1 billion--is only a starting point for their campaign to win a $3.4 billion boost.