US scientists protest cuts to research funding that aim to reduce national deficit

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 28 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8101
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

Major US universities and science organizations have criticized automatic federal spending cuts being introduced as a result of “sequestration,” which will take place on 1 January 2013 unless Congress takes action.

The budget cuts, and the tax increases that accompany them, are often called the “the fiscal cliff” and result from laws enacted during the administration of President George W Bush to reduce the budget deficit.

The Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, …

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