Nov 5, 2017

House science chair to retire from Congress

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The controversial chairperson of the science committee in the U.S. House of Representatives announced today that he will not seek re-election to Congress next fall. The pending departure of Representative Lamar Smith (R–TX) could give the U.S. scientific community a chance to recalibrate a rocky 5-year relationship with a key congressional committee.

Representative Lamar Smith’s tenure marked by bitter clashes with science community.

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