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Science Spared From Domestic Spending Freeze—for Now

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Science  05 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5966, pp. 628-630
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5966.628

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What's not to like? Despite his pledge to freeze domestic discretionary spending in an attempt to shrink a $1.6 trillion deficit, President Barack Obama has asked Congress to boost science spending next year across the federal government. The request is part of the president's $3.8 trillion budget blueprint for 2011. Although Congress is certain to revise that plan as the year unfolds, for the time being agency heads are crowing.