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News Picks : US budget deal could help science funding

By: Physics Today
29 October 2015

Nature: The budget deal that President Obama and congressional leaders agreed to on 26 October includes spending cap increases of $25 billion each for defense and nondefense spending in 2016. The deal has already passed the House of Representatives and goes to the Senate next. Although the allocations for the increases haven't been determined, most scientific research funding comes from the nondefense budget. Based on an earlier version of the Senate's spending bill, which included a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health, that agency will likely be the primary beneficiary among the government's science agencies. Assuming the budget deal is approved by both houses and the president, the allocations should be finalized sometime in December.


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