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FY 2002 Federal Budget

President Bush unveiled his FY 2002 budget proposal on April 9, 2001, and the unfavorable treatment of federal research and development programs is alarming. The Administration's plans to cut taxes, increase Medicare spending, and pay down the national debt leaves little new money for discretionary spending. Moreover, within the overall R&D budget, medical and defense research are slated for disproportionate increases, so most other federal R&D agencies face the prospect of declines in funding across their programs. The Congress has reacted strongly to the Administration's plans to reduce science budgets with a variety of letters, reports, and other actions. Legislators will have the opportunity to redress the situation during the annual appropriations process.

Budget Request Documents

Congressional Response to the Budget Request

Independent Analyses of the Budget Request

The Budget Process

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