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House Republicans Remain Hostile To Democrats’ Scientific Integrity Bill

July 17, 2019
House Republicans are showing little interest in supporting a bill being crafted by Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) that seeks to codify scientific integrity requirements at EPA and other agencies, accusing Democrats of “weaponizing” the debate over federal science and faulting the bill for its failure to sufficiently address “research misconduct” and other issues. At a joint hearing of the House science committee’s research and investigations panels, Democrats expressed their backing for Tonko’s bill , H.R. 1709, which he has been...

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