Rep. Rush Holt: Science and Congress

12:07 minutes

Physicist and retiring Representative Rush Holt is one of approximately three dozen members of Congress with a background in the sciences. Rep. Holt discusses the state of science in Congress and how “thinking like a scientist” can help the political process.

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Rush Holt

Rush Holt, a former congressman, is CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the executive publisher of the Science family of journals. He’s based in Princeton, New Jersey.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is Science Friday’s associate producer. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.

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