The contest to become the next chair of the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Science, Space, and Technology enters its stretch run this week. The process begins with House Republicans picking their party's leaders for the 113th Congress that convenes in January. Later this month, the House Republican Steering Committee—a group of about three dozen party leaders—will put forth its choices to lead the House's 21 permanent committees, a list that is normally rubber-stamped by the full Republican caucus.
Today, ScienceInsider takes a closer look at the three veteran politicians running to become chair of the science panel: Representatives Lamar Smith (R-TX), F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI), and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA).
- Read a statement from Smith http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/11/representative-lamar-smith-i-wil.html
- Read a Q&A with Sensenbrenner http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/11/representative-f-james-sensenbre.html
- Read a Q&A with Rohrabacher http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/11/representative-dana-rohrabacher-.html
- ScienceInsider, by David Malakoff on 15 November 2012