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Science  16 Nov 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6109, pp. 875
DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6109.875

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This month, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will choose from among a trio of veteran politicians vying to become the next chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. For one candidate—Representative F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R–WI)—it would be his second time around. For another, Representative Lamar Smith (R–TX), it would be a soft landing after party rules have prevented him from remaining atop a more prestigious panel. The third candidate, Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R–CA), says it is time for more pugnacious leadership on a panel that has become an afterthought in recent years.