Clinton proposes science funding increase


  • Randy Showstack


President Bill Clinton proposed a major increase in science funding and several science and environment initiatives during his State of the Union address on January 28.

As part of the White House Millennium Program the administration established to promote the nation's creativity and innovation, the President proposed a 21st Century Research Fund for scientific inquiry that would provide the largest one-year funding increase in history for the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health, and National Cancer Institute.