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White House Concerns Block Doubling Bill

Science  25 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5594, pp. 719
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5594.719a

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A last-minute objection from the White House sent lawmakers home last week with nothing to show for their efforts to authorize a 5-year doubling of the National Science Foundation budget. Angry legislators from both parties accuse the Office of Management and Budget of sabotaging the long-awaited agreement, which lobbyists hope can be salvaged when Congress returns after the 5 November elections.