Budget deal will help UI research

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The News-Gazette

By: Julie Wurth

The new budget agreement making its way through Congress should have "significant benefits" for the University of Illinois and its researchers, its chief federal lobbyist says.

The two-year deal struck by Republicans and Democrats last week, and approved Thursday by the House, would provide partial relief for the cuts imposed by the budget sequester last spring and give federal agencies some certainty in budget planning, said Jon Pyatt, UI director of federal relations. 

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