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Eye on Washington

Funding threatened for pediatric residency programs •SCHIP, Medicaid cuts could undermine the care of children •Major child development study scuttled •EPA issues new regulations for pesticide testing in children

March in the nation's capital brings both warmer temperatures that hint of Spring and the activities of Congressional committees picking apart budget proposals that the administration sent to Capitol Hill last month. As line-by-line scrutiny of the budget proceeds, friends of children on both sides of the aisle will try to ameliorate provisions of the budget that are particularly hard on families, children, and health-care providers.