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House Panel Passes Science Spending Bill

June 10, 2009
 

Legislation that would provide the National Science Foundation with $6.9 billion and the National Institute of Standards and Technology with $510 million in 2010 advanced in the House of Representatives Tuesday. The full Appropriations Committee approved legislation that would increase funding significantly for several federal agencies that sponsor much of the country's scientific research, particularly in the physical sciences. But the panel also sliced hundreds of millions of dollars from the agencies' 2009 budgets and from President Obama's request for 2010, citing the availability of excess funds from previous years. Among the targets were NSF programs that fund research instrumentation and facilities at universities.

 
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