Senate aide evaluates science policy


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Some insights into a subcommittee whose activities are conducted largely in private were given by Kevin F. Kelly, top assistant to Senate Veterans Administration, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.).

Addressing last month's American Association for the Advancement of Science Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy, Kelly described a number of factors contributing to the “ferment” in science policy. Economic worries have replaced Cold War fears as the motivating force for science spending.