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Final 2014 Budget Helps Science Agencies Rebound

Science  17 Jan 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6168, pp. 237
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6168.237

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A $1.1 trillion spending plan for 2014 that Congress is expected to approve this week is getting mixed reviews from research advocates. They are applauding budget increases awarded to many agencies that fund the physical sciences, including NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy. But biomedical lobbyists are less enthusiastic about a $1 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health, saying it goes only partway to undoing the damage caused by the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration made in 2013.