Rep. Ralph Hall Named House Science Committee Ranking Member

Press Release From: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Posted: Thursday, December 7, 2006


Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) today was elected Ranking Minority Member of the House Science Committee for the 110th Congress by the Republican Steering Committee. He will replace the outgoing Chairman, Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), as the Republican leader of the Committee.

"I appreciate the Steering Committee and the Republican Conference for the opportunity to serve as Ranking Member of the Science Committee in the 110th Congress," Hall said. "I look forward to advancing a vision for science that promotes space exploration, fosters medical and energy technological breakthroughs, and ensures America's competitive edge."

Hall continued, "Chairman Bart Gordon and I have a good working relationship, and I look forward to working across the aisle on those initiatives that are important to all Americans."

"I congratulate Congressman Hall on his elevation to Ranking Member of the Science Committee in the next Congress," said Boehlert. "His thoughtful leadership and years of service will serve the Committee well. My staff and I will continue working closely with Congressman Hall and incoming Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) to ensure a smooth transition."

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