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Inside the GOP's science policy: A talk with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas)
Inside the GOP's science policy: A talk with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas)

Republican control of both houses of Congress gives the GOP extraordinary power over science policy in the United States. Last month, we had a lengthy discussion of the party's interests and outlook in scientific research with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), who had been named chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice and science.    Culberson's appointment as "cardinal" of the CJS subcommittee gives him oversight of NASA and the National Science Foundation, and a powerful role in government policy on issues such as climate change. As you will see from the following discussions, Culberson,...

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