Latest 1997 budget forecast: Still cloudy, but milder


  • Michael Carlowicz


In the past three weeks, the U.S. Congress has taken action on three sets of bills that affect funding for science research: a science authorization bill, a 6-year balanced budget plan, and a set of appropriations bills for the 1997 fiscal year (FY '97). Only one of them, however, is likely to prove relevant to federally supported scientists this year.