Keep Funding Research
A NUMBER of other nations rival the United States in the quality of scientific and engineering research. Taken together, they also match US research in scope. But American research universities remain the envy of the world. Now ill-considered action in Congress threatens this unique resource.
Following the lead of its chairman, Rep. John Murtha (D) of Pennsylvania, the House defense appropriations subcommittee has voted to cut $900 million from the $1.46 billion that the Defense Department sought to fund university research in the next fiscal year. Last month, the entire House approved the cut. If such a sudden drastic funding cut were to become law, America's …
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Publication information: Article title: Keep Funding Research. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: August 8, 1994. Page number: 18. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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