A NATION TRANSFORMED
Clinton-Gore Administration Accomplishments: 1993 - 1999
Science and Technology: Leading America into the Next Millennium
Historic Investments in Biomedical Research -- the FY00 budget provides $2.3 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a 15 percent increase over FY99 levels, to build on the President's commitment to biomedical research as a foundation for combating disease and advancing medical technologies. This expansion will enable scientists to pursue a wide range of cutting edge research from cancer to AIDS. Accelerated the pace of genetic mapping, leading to a more rapid discovery of ways to prevent and treat diseases.
Supporting University Research, Training the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers -- the FY00 budget contained a 6.6 percent increase in the National Science Foundation research budget to support science and engineering research across all fields and disciplines. This includes $126 million for the Administration's "Information Technology for the 21st Century" initiative.
Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space Science and Exploration-- increased investments in space science that supported space exploration as well as new discoveries about the creation of the universe.
Strengthening the Economy and National Security with Information Technology -- continued investment to help ensure that America leads the world in information technologies that predict tornadoes, design life-saving drugs, and make air travel safer and more efficient, and maintain our nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing.
Last Updated December 1999
The Clinton-Gore Economic Record
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