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Science Policy: Clinton's R&D Achievements Tilt Toward Technology

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Science  23 Feb 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5252, pp. 1049-1050
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5252.1049a


As President Clinton gears up for his re-election campaign, how has his Administration treated science? An analysis of the White House's own list of accomplishments, outlined in a series of speeches by Vice President Al Gore, finds strong support for high technology—often in the face of fierce Republican opposition—but few radical departures from the policies and programs of its predecessors, and a bipartisan consensus in most areas of academic research.