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NSF Fights Changes in Oversight Bill

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Science  27 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5590, pp. 2187-2188
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5590.2187a

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Two Senate committees have approved a bill supporting a 5-year doubling of the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) budget. But the legislation also contains some bitter pills--involving science and math education, major research equipment, and NSF's relation with its oversight board--that NSF hopes to avoid swallowing.