Subject: House Budget and Behavioral Sciences From: William Yost <WYOST(at)WPO.IT.LUC.EDU> Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 08:21:38 -0500
The House Budget Bill calls for the essential elimination of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Funding Programs at the National Science Foundation. The plan is much more drastic than the one initiated in the early 1980s by the Regan Administration, which almost killed funding for behavioral sciences. This bill could be the start of the elimination of ALL Federal funding for behavioral sciences. A major motivation for these cuts appears to be ideological in that some Republicans have gone on record as saying that behavioral science funding was only started because it was the politically correct thing to do. Although, the House Bill appears well on its way to passage, it is not too late to let your Congress representatives, especially the Senate, now of your thoughts. Please write.