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Congress Finishes Spending Bill

By | March 25, 2013

Federal science agencies get some relief from the harsh cuts to their 2013 budgets instituted by the recent sequester.

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Opinion: An Uncertain Future

By | March 6, 2013

As US policymakers debate federal budget cuts, global health science hangs in the balance.

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Friend of Science to Lead House Committee

By | January 9, 2013

A conservative republican, and supporter of research, will be the chair of the House appropriations committee that controls the budgets for the National Institutes of Health.

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Despite Deal, Science Funding Cut

By | January 6, 2013

Last minute legislation passed by Congress to avert immediate across-the-board budget cuts will not prevent major reductions in research spending.

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STEM Bill Passed by House

By | December 5, 2012

A bill that would increase visas for foreign-born, US-trained science and engineering graduates passes in the House, but is unlikely to get through Senate.

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Charles Darwin for Congress

By | November 13, 2012

Nominated as a write-in candidate as a protest against the anti-science incumbent, famed naturalist Charles Darwin won 4,000 congressional votes in a Georgia county.

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Q&A: Mixing Science and Politics

By | October 9, 2012

Politicians could make better decisions if they thought more like scientists, says Rush Holt, the only physicist in Congress.  

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Biologists Not Welcome

By | September 28, 2012

Proposed legislation that sought to offer green cards to foreign STEM students excluded those in biology.

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House Fails STEM Bill

By | September 21, 2012

Legislation aimed at retaining foreign students who earn advanced science and engineering degrees in the United States is rejected by Congress.

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Sequestration Threatens Science

By | September 19, 2012

If Congress can't reach an agreement on reducing the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion, automatic decreases to key federal science agency budgets go into effect.

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