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Congressional committee curbs NSF funding

There would be no rise in funding for the National Science Foundation in 2012, under the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee’s budget proposals published on 13 July. However, the measures include an increase of $43 million (€31m) for basic scientific research at NSF.

The House bill—which has yet to be brought together with the forthcoming Senate version in order to resolve the US government’s budget stalemate—provides $6.9 billion for the agency, which is more than $900m below President Barack Obama’s request.

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