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Science Chair Boehlert to Retire

March 22, 2006

House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) has announced that he will not seek reelection to Congress.

Boehlert assumed the chairmanship of the Science Committee in 2001. Under House Republican rules, which limit Members to three terms as chairman of a committee, he would have been required to relinquish his gavel at the end of 2006 even if he remained in Congress.

In announcing his retirement, Boehlert said, "When I reflect on these 24 years in Congress I, to use the language of the House in which I serve, identify with the words of the distinguished gentleman, Roger Clemens who, when asked about retirement said '...when I shut it down, I'll be walking away with a smile on my face. There will be no regrets because I feel like I've done it the right way.' Those are my sentiments. I do feel like I've done it the right way."