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Ralph Hall Bids to Lead Science Panel

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Science  12 Nov 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6006, pp. 897
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6006.897-b

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In an election that saw Republicans gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, it's perhaps fitting that the presumptive new chair of the House science committee, Representative Ralph Hall (R–TX), is a former Democrat. But the committee's traditional bipartisan culture could take a hit if Hall's first public comment on how he might run the panel is any guide. Hall issued a statement the day after the election pledging "strong oversight over the [Obama] administration in key areas including climate change, scientific integrity, energy research and development, cybersecurity, and science education."