Last year, the Advanced Photon Source (where I do my experiments) was promised to get a large bump in funding after years of stagnation. Unfortunately, congress never actually passed that budget. This is delaying Andrea’s GAO job indefinitely and is making it rather difficult to find a national lab job right now. My beamtime even got cut back. This article in the New York Times really does not paint an optimistic picture about the next round of funding. Ugh.