Sidebars: National Institutes of Health : Summary of Appropriations
Research and Development Intestments

Federal science and technology agencies are holding their own in President Clinton's recently proposed fiscal year 1998 budget, which allocates $75.5 billion-a 2.2 percent increase-to government-sponsored R&D. The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation are slated to receive modest overall increases, approximately 2.6 percent and 3 percent, respectively. As the president's budget goes to Congress, most officials have an optimistic outlook about the final results: The pending budget battle is predicted to be a mere skirmish compared with last year's war between the president and Congress.

FRUSTRATED: NSF’s Neal Lane is glad his agency would receive a budget boost for FY 1998 but frustrated that the raise continues a flat spending trend.
"Last year's [budget] turbulence doesn't exist this year," says Rep. George E. Brown, Jr. (D-Calif.), ranking minority member of the House Science...

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