Presidents FY 1997 Science Budget Clouded By Uncertainties Of 1996

Uncertainties Of 1996 Presidential science adviser John H. Gibbons calls fiscal year 1996 a "grim year for science budgets." BACK TO BASICS: Rep. Robert Walker (R-Pa.) contends that the FY 1997 budget supports applied research at the expense of basic science. Small wonder. On March 19, President Bill Clinton submitted his FY 1997 government budget proposal to the United States Congress. Yet the FY 1996 budget, which was to take effect on Oct. 1, 1995, has yet to be agreed upon. For many scie

Steven Benowitz
Apr 14, 1996

Uncertainties Of 1996 Presidential science adviser John H. Gibbons calls fiscal year 1996 a "grim year for science budgets."

Robert Walker
BACK TO BASICS: Rep. Robert Walker (R-Pa.) contends that the FY 1997 budget supports applied research at the expense of basic science.
Small wonder. On March 19, President Bill Clinton submitted his FY 1997 government budget proposal to the United States Congress. Yet the FY 1996 budget, which was to take effect on Oct. 1, 1995, has yet to be agreed upon. For many science- and technology-based federal agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, FY 1996 funding comes from a series of continuing government resolutions. Many programs languish in fiscal uncertainty.

Vernon Ehlers
NO WAY OUT: Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) argues for NSF support
"NSF can't live week to week," says Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.), a former physics professor and a member of the House Science Committee who led an unsuccessful effort...

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