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New Republicans Could Revise Party Line on Research Funding

Science  26 Nov 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6008, pp. 1162-1163
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6008.1162

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Summary

The new Republican leadership of the House of Representatives, due in part to the success of Tea Party activists, is quite different from its predecessors. And that difference could put a damper on hopes that the next Congress will deliver on a long-promised expansion of federal spending on research and education outlined in a 2005 National Academies' report that has been embraced by both parties, because the new leadership has declared its intent to re-embrace the core Republican principle of limited government.