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US Capitol Capsule: Sequester ignored in shutdown chicken game; researchers continue fight

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As Congress continues its ongoing chicken game over the US federal budget and the debt ceiling – with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) caught in the middle – it's looking more certain the across-the-board spending cuts imposed in March under sequestration will remain in place, with little chance the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the FDA and other agencies will be rescued from the budget-slashing measure.


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