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White House Concern Over Senate Plan for NSF Spending

White House Concern Over Senate Plan for NSF Spending
October 6, 2009

The Obama administration on Monday said it was concerned about a Senate spending bill that would provide about $200 million less for the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology than President Obama has sought. The White House made its concerns known in a Statement of Administration Policy about a spending bill for science programs and the Commerce and Justice Departments passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee, which the full Senate began debating Monday. "These two agencies are key components of the President’s Plan for Science and Innovation and the Committee’s reductions would affect important research activities and agency operations in the near term and make it increasingly difficult to achieve the doubling goal for basic research in future years," the statement said.

 

 

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