It definitely improves the situation for American science. ScienceInsider has the story here. I think it’ll pass the House with the leadership getting Democratic votes under an exception to the Hastert Rule.
The latest from ScienceInsider is here.
Short version: NSF is faring the best under the new regime, DOE the worst and NIH not much better.
It’s in today’s NY Times business section here. With lots of references to Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling. All of this in the context of Obama’s recess appointments and what happens with Sequestration after the general election.