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GOP Takes Senate, Budget Uncertain

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Science  15 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5597, pp. 1313
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5597.1313a

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U.S. science advocates face a new political landscape in Congress. When voters handed Republicans control of the Senate last week, they put President George W. Bush in a stronger position to advance policies with implications for scientists. The shift could also delay pending budget increases for the National Institutes of Health and other science agencies.