Magazine January 22, 2018, Issue

Friend of Science

(Roman Genn)
Representative Lamar Smith is leaving Washington and leaving a legacy

After a year of caterwauling over Donald Trump’s election, the climate-change mob finally has something to cheer: the retirement of its top congressional nemesis, Representative Lamar Smith.

Smith, 70, who has represented his San Antonio–area district for the past 30 years, will not seek reelection in 2018. His tenure as chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology ends next year — Republican chairmanships are limited to three terms — and he is eager to be home in Texas with his new grandchildren. “If I would have been able to stay chairman, because it’s too fun and too interesting,

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