This article discusses the recent retirement of Rep. Rush Holt (D., N.J.) from Congress and the continuing lack of representation of the "natural sciences" from members in legislature. Holt was one of three members who held a doctorate degree in an area of the hard sciences, out of 535 senators and representatives. Now, only two members with advanced degrees are left who can push for support in the sciences. This lack of representation in Congress is a growing concern for associations who rely on the support and funds pushed for by members of Congress.
Source: Wall Street Journal: Politics and Policy
Author: Heather Haddon
- Amelia Ekert
Loyola Scientista Chapter Website Publishing Chair