Federal Research Funding In Decline as Appropriations Stall

The 109th Congress, the gift that keeps on giving. One of my American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, they put out the journal Science) mailing lists left this nugget…

This is going to affect nearly everything, from climate modeling to medical research. Most folks associated with big science are going to be hurting.

– December FY 2007 Appropriations Update
“Federal Research Funding In Decline as Appropriations Stall”

The outgoing, Republican-majority 109th Congress ended on December 9 in
a flurry of legislative activity, but left conspicuously unfinished the
fiscal year (FY) 2007 appropriations bills funding nearly all domestic
programs. Only the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Homeland Security
(DHS) have their final budgets; all other federal agencies are operating
at the lower of FY 2006 or FY 2007 House funding levels.
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