Policy & Politics
Bush Administration Uses "Misleading Statements" to Support Ideology, Report by House Committee Democrats Says
August 8, 2003
The Bush administration has "manipulated the scientific process and distorted or suppressed scientific findings" in order to support its ideology on issues ranging from sex education to the environment, according to a report released yesterday by the minority staff of the House Committee on Government Reform, the New York Times reports (Marquis, New York Times, 8/8). The 40-page report, titled "Politics and Science in the Bush Administration," was prepared for Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) by the committee's minority staff special investigations division (Weiss, Washington Post, 8/8). The report covers more than 20 subject areas, which "span a broad range" but "share a common attribute: the beneficiaries of the scientific distortions are important supporters of the president, including social conservatives and powerful industry groups," according to the report (House Committee on Government Reform Minority Staff, "Politics and Science in the Bush Administration," August 2003).
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