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Republican plan to limit spending alarms US science groups

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Plan to stop US defaulting on its debt by June could hammer R&D spending

A Republican plan to drastically limit government spending could set the country back in research productivity, US science groups fear.

The US has a limit on how much the government can borrow to pay for spending—the debt ceiling, which is set by Congress—and is perilously close to hitting it.

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