• U.S. science agencies would see budgets rise under draft budget bills

    10 days ago - By Science Mag

    Spending panels for the U.S. House of Representatives kicked off the 2023 federal budget cycle this week by recommending healthy increases for several research agencies. In some cases, however, those increases fall below the much larger boosts President Joe Biden has requested. At the same time, lawmakers bucked that trend by adding to Biden's meager request for the National Institutes of Health .
    Congress divvies up the federal government into 12 pieces for purposes of determining annual spending levels. The House traditionally goes first, with each of a dozen appropriation subcommittees...
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  • U.S. universities fight Senate innovation bill targeting foreign gifts to faculty

    U.S. universities fight Senate innovation bill targeting foreign gifts to faculty

    10 days ago - By Science Mag

    The shape of U.S. research is at stake as Congress tries to reconcile competing versions of a massive bill, 2 years in the making, aimed at bolstering U.S. competitiveness with China in research and high-tech manufacturing.
    The bills would not only authorize spending hundreds of billions of additional dollars on research, but also set out new policies on the government's approach to supporting science. One controversial provision in the Senate version, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act , would change how the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy's science office...
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