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Senators Take Aim at Texas Project

Science  29 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5599, pp. 1697-1698
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5599.1697a

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Texas A&M University found itself the villain of a political drama last week, as the U.S. Senate rushed to complete work on legislation creating the new Department of Homeland Security. Senators opposing what they called "science pork" pulled off a cloakroom deal to remove a clause from the legislation that would have given A&M an edge in becoming one of the university-based centers for conducting security research and training created by the legislation.

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