Bucshon chairs House research/science ed panel

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Doctor-congressman Larry Bucshon has been named chairman of the House subcommittee on research and science education for the 113th Congress.

The office of the southwestern Indiana Republican announced his appointment Tuesday.

House Science, Space and Technology Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas said in a news release that Bucshon was chosen "because of his extensive background in research as a physician."

Bucshon, from Newburgh, was a heart surgeon before being elected in 2010. He won re-election to a second term in November.

The subcommittee has conducted recent hearings on topics including the role of research universities and their relationships with business, effective science and technology educational practices, and the spending of the National Science Foundation.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Political Pulse

Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!

No
Like It
 
Don't Like It
 
 
 

Comments

We welcome your thoughtful comments. Be the first to participate in the discussion. All comments will display your username and avatar.

 

Add a Comment

Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.

 


Indiana (change)

 
Indiana politics enter a new era as MIke Pence prepares to take over as the next governor.
 
Offices & Officials

Contacting the White House and Congress

Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.