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Science  27 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5530, pp. 586-587
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5530.586

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Earlier this month, House and Senate spending panels approved overall increases for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2002 of 9.4% and 5.5%, respectively--more than the 1.5% the Bush Administration requested but less than the 15% sought by research advocates. Those middle-of-the-road numbers hide some controversial decisions on individual projects that were not included in NSF's budget request to Congress, however.