Late Tuesday afternoon, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that the Republican Steering Committee members have recommended US Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to chair the House Committee of Science. The full House vote will happen today, Wednesday, November 28th 2012.
Mr. Lamar Smith is a Republican Representative from Texas, and a member of the Church of Christ, Scientist. As a Christian Scientist, Mr. Smith does not believe in scientific fact, scientific or medical research nor medical advancements. Further, he is on the record stating he does not believe in man made global warming. If that were not enough, Representative Lamar Smith authored the infamous and defeated SOPA bill.
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