President threatens funding for NSF, others in CJS bill

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From the fine folks at the CRA’s Policy Blog (hi, Melissa!) comes news of the latest attack on the advancement of science in this country by the philistine in chief

The Senate began consideration of the Commerce, Justice, Science appropriation bill yesterday but put off further consideration of the bill until October 15. Despite the delay, President Bush has released a Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) stating — no surprise — he will veto the bill if it is passed at the current funding levels.

This bill includes funding for NSF

including $52 million for the Cyber Enabled Discovery and Innovation program, $244.6 million for Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction, and $850.6 million for Education and Human Resources Directorate – a $100 million increase over the President’s request.

We covered Cyber Enabled Discovery and Innovation program earlier.