Macroscopic issues dominated today’s votes on the War supplemental bill. Near as I can tell from looking over the bill text (there are 5 versions listed there, so it’s a bit confusing), there is no science money in the House version. The supplemental bypassed the appropriations committees. The major points concern funding new Veterans Benefits, unemployment benefits, and how to pay for them.
Science funding is clearly not on the radar for any of the major decision-makers in this complicated supplemental / war funding process. Amidst all this, the Bush administration has issued veto threats over additional domestic spending in the bill.Tags: budget, congress, House of Representatives, supplemental