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Science  12 Jan 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5502, pp. 222
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5502.222A

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Science advocates are reacting with cheers, groans, and puzzlement to a host of recent picks for key science policy-making jobs in Washington. The choices include a new chair of the House spending panel that controls the budget of the National Institutes of Health; another that oversees research at NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Science Foundation; and the new heads of DOE and EPA.