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Science Funding: Battle Lines Drawn for 1997 R&D Budget

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Science  22 Mar 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5256, pp. 1658
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5256.1658


President Clinton has asked for selected growth in science as part of his budget request for the 1997 fiscal year that begins on 1 October, including 4% increases for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. But many of his proposals are expected to face serious opposition in Congress, which has yet to pass a 1996 budget for several agencies.