News of the Week2008 U.S. BUDGET

Research Rises--and Falls--in the President's Spending Plan

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Science  09 Feb 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5813, pp. 750-753
DOI: 10.1126/science.315.5813.750

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On 5 February, President George W. Bush sent Congress a 2008 budget request for science that favors a handful of agencies supporting the physical sciences and puts the squeeze on most of the rest of the federal research establishment as part of an overall $2.9 trillion plan that clamps down on most civilian spending. (Read more.)