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May 21, 1998

S. 1609 - Next Generation Internet Research Act
(Frist (R) Tennessee and 6 cosponsors)

The Administration supports Senate passage of S. 1609 and will seek to improve the bill as it continues through the legislative process. The improvements include: (1) conforming the authorization levels to those requested in the President's FY 1999 Budget; and (2) clarifying in section 4(a)(1) that research programs on large scale networking are included as authorized activities.