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US National Science Foundation shake-up advances in Congress

Lawmakers align on broad plans to boost funder, but disagree on details

Legislation for transforming the National Science Foundation has gathered steam in the US Congress, with cross-party agreement on using it to boost technology funding and ramp up research security.

But with budget proposals fluctuating drastically and two rival NSF bills in the works, the final outcome for the country’s foremost non-medical research funder remains uncertain.

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