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Science Lobbyists Aim for Better Balanced Budget

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Science  09 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5510, pp. 1882-1884
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5510.1882

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President George W. Bush's lopsided budget request to Congress, released on 28 February, showers biomedical science with cash and largely snubs the physical sciences. Despite the disparity, few science lobbyists are openly complaining. Instead, they are stepping up efforts to convince Congress to rewrite the budgets of the National Science Foundation and other losers in the opening round of the 2002 budget contest.