News of the Week2003 BUDGET

Science Agencies Get Most of What They Want, Finally

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Science  21 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5610, pp. 1160-1161
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5610.1160

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After a nearly 5-month delay, the U.S. Congress last week finished work on the 2003 federal budget. The $397 billion package includes major increases for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and NASA (see p. 1161). But President George W. Bush's 2004 budget request would dramatically slow growth for those and several other science agencies.