A plan to increase research funding for small business by increasing set-asides from the research budgets of 11 federal agencies is bringing together the US House of Representatives science committee and science agencies, groups that are often at odds, ScienceInsider reports. Both the House science committee and science agencies say that the plan would eat into the support for basic academic research.

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