Early in February, Representative Carl Hinshaw, Republican from California, introduced a joint resolution in the House of Representatives calling for the formation of a Joint Congressional Committee on Science to keep the members of Congress informed as to the results of scientific research and technical development bearing upon public affairs. The proposed committee would be concerned with “problems encountered in maintaining in the United States a scientific and technical effort of outstanding quality and accomplishment” and with the promotion of “better understanding of the actual and potential impact of science upon public affairs, including human and natural resources, interstate and foreign commerce, relations with foreign nations, the common defense and security, and the national health, prosperity, and welfare”.

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