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Federal Spending Bills Contain 2,526 R&D Earmarks, AAAS Analysis Finds

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Federal Spending Bills Contain 2,526 R&D Earmarks, AAAS Analysis Finds

Congress inserted nearly $4.5 billion in federal research and development earmarks, spread over 2,526 projects, in spending bills for fiscal year 2008, according to a new AAAS analysis. The earmarks, for projects not included in agency budget requests, amounted to $939 million in the omnibus appropriations bill signed last month by President Bush and $3.5 billion in the Department of Defense appropriations bill enacted in November, said Kei Koizumi, head of the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program. .


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