Phil Gramm proposes funding increase; was: WHAT WILL THE REPUBLICANS DO WITH NIH?

Mark A. Friesel mfriesel at
Thu Jun 27 11:15:47 EST 1996

On Wed, 26 Jun 1996, J. D. McDonald wrote:

> Remember that the Republican passed NSF appropriation had a 5%
> increase in it. This increase was vetoed by President Clinton. 
> This is of course nowhere near a factor of two. But a 5% increase
> is better than a decrease. Even a 40% increase would, if
> channeled into real research grants would put non-biomedical
> research in the US in excellent shape.

Here I though t Republican budget slashing was responsible for the drop in
research funding in the first place.  This sounds to me like they took the
roast and want gratitude for giving back some gnawed bones.

> And remember that even biomedical research these days is totally
> dependent on advances made in previous years in physical and
> organic chemistry and engineering disciplines. Except
> for genetics research, further advances in biomedical wil 
> also depend of previous advances in more basic fields.
> Doug McDonald

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