New Budget Deal to Ease Sequester

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The Scientist

By: Bob Grant

American legislators have hammered out a tentative, two-year budget deal that, if approved, would soften the sting of the government-wide cuts that have left some researchers scrambling to fund their work this year. Though the bipartisan agreement wouldn’t dial back all of the cuts that went into effect this March when the so-called sequestration slashed budgets at federal science agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), it would provide some relief for the next couple of years. 

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