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NIH and NSF Dodge the Grassley Bullet

As part of the behind-the-scenes maneuvering on the Senate version of the stimulus package, Senate leadership has blocked Republican Senator Charles Grassley' s efforts to get federally funded science agencies to police what he considers misbehavior at the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. Neither proposed amendment received a vote on the floor, though the Iowa senator's staff says he plans to continue to press the agencies on both issues.