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Senate Panel Chair Asks Why NSF Funds Social Sciences

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Science  12 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5775, pp. 829
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5775.829a

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Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), chair of a panel that oversees the National Science Foundation and a member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, doesn't think the social sciences should benefit from President George W. Bush's proposal for a 10-year doubling of NSF's budget as part of his American Competitiveness Initiative. (Read more.)