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Budget battles and R&D ambitions

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With Republicans pulling levers to limit spending, US research may end up being squeezed

The new Congress has been in place for less than a month and Republicans are in no mood to waste time in making the most of their stronger position, having taken control of the House of Representatives.

Battle lines are being drawn over budgets that could have major impacts on research spending. Despite lawmakers having okayed a major government spending package for 2023 before Christmas, the fights now being limbered up for could hit research in months rather than years.

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