Senate bill would soften sequestration blow for science agencies

03/11/2013 | ScienceMag.org

Senate Democrats are working on a bill that could help the National Science Foundation and other science agencies manage budget cuts resulting from sequestration. Although the agencies' 5% budget cuts would remain in place, the bill would allow more flexibility and avoid furloughs, among other plans. Last week, the House passed a bill that would fund agencies throughout the 2013 fiscal year and include $85 billion in spending cuts.

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