Note: Some years ago, the Wall Street Journal "outted" The Annapolis Center as a front group for polluting industries. The group is presenting an award next week to Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee:
Congressman Joe L. Barton to be Honored by The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy
The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy is proud to announce that the Honorable Joe Barton, U.S. House of Representatives, will be honored at The Center’s 2005 Annual Dinner, to be held on Tuesday, April 26, at the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C.
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, April 12, 2005 - The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy is proud to announce that the Honorable Joe Barton, U.S. House of Representatives, will be honored at The Center’s 2005 Annual Dinner, to be held on Tuesday, April 26, at the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C.
This year, as in years past, The Annapolis Center will be recognizing an individual or individuals for work in their field supporting rational, science-based thinking and policy-making. For 2005, The Center is pleased to honor Congressman Barton, one of the most influential voices in Congress, and pay tribute to his work in promoting science-based public policy.
Congressman Joe Barton has served the constituents of the Sixth Congressional District of Texas since 1984. He currently Chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and serves on the House Republican Steering Committee, which coordinates strategic planning for House Republicans. As the Chairman of Energy & Commerce, his committee has jurisdiction over a large percentage of our national economic policies.
He continues to work closely with President Bush and his Administration to formulate national policy that is consumer-, industry- and environmentally-friendly. This Congress, the Committee has tackled such issues as prescription drug benefits for Medicare patients, taking obscenity off TV, consumer privacy and comprehensive energy policy.
In addition to his work on the Energy and Commerce committee, Chairman Barton works consistently to promote lower taxes, more financial freedom and greater personal freedoms. As Co-Chairman of the House Privacy Caucus (CPC), he is a congressional leader on protecting our rights to medical, financial and Internet privacy; and as a senior Member of the House has worked tirelessly to eradicate the marriage and death taxes, cut capital gains taxes and drastically reform the current tax code.
The evening’s keynote address will feature Fred Barnes, Executive Editor and one of the founders of The Weekly Standard. Barnes serves as host, along with Mort Kondracke, of the “Beltway Boys” on the Fox News Channel. He also appears as a regular on Fox’s “Special Report” with Brit Hume.
The schedule for the evening includes a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Seats can be reserved by contacting The Annapolis Center at 410-268-3302. About The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public PolicyThe Annapolis Center is a national, non-profit educational organization that supports and promotes responsible energy, environmental, health and safety policy-making through the use of sound science.
Founded by scientists, former policy-makers, and economists, The Center is committed to ensuring that public policy decisions are based on scientific facts and reasoning.Tom Roskellyhttp://www.annapoliscenter.orgEmail: Troskelly@annctr.orgPhone: 410-268-3302, ext. 104