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Republican concerns grow over White House science advisers


Politicians demand answers over alleged conflicts of interest at Office of Science and Technology Policy

Republican members of the House and Senate have written to the White House to reiterate calls for new leadership of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. They also expressed concerns about alleged financial conflicts of interest in the office.

The OSTP advises the president and federal government on science-related aspects of the economy and society. It has been operating under interim leadership since February, when the then director Eric Lander resigned after an investigation found what the OSTP said was “credible evidence” relating to allegations of bullying against him.

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