Thursday, November 15, 2007
The Scientist : Bush vetoes NIH budget increase: "US President George W. Bush on Tuesday (Nov 13) vetoed a spending bill that aimed to boost federal funding for the National Institutes of Health. The bill, which was passed by Congress last week, sought to increase NIH funding by about $1 billion from a 2007 budget of about $29 billion to a 2008 budget of about $30 billion. In a statement released by the White House after Bush vetoed the bill, the president decried the Democrat-led Congress for engaging in what he called a 'spending spree,' and said that the legislative majority was 'acting like a teenager with a new credit card.'"
Posted by SM Schwartz at 2:23 PM