There still may be hope for a boost to National Institutes of Health funding in 2008. Yesterday the US Senate snuck some $400 million into a bill approved by the House earlier this week for funding the Iraq war. At the end of last year, President Bush linkurl:vetoed a 2008 appropriations bill; that would have raised NIH funding by about $1 billion. In order to get the bill approved, Congress slashed $760 million of proposed NIH funding, resulting in about linkurl:a 1% increase; from last year's support. While the President has vowed to veto the current bill if it contains any non-military budgeting, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released a statement thanking Senator Tom Harkin for introducing the bill. For more, check out coverage in linkurl:The Chronicle of Higher Education.;

Interested in reading more?

Become a Member of

Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!
Already a member?