White House Chided for Editing Testimony

Oct 24, 2007 By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer
White House Denies Editing CDC Testimony (AP)
Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Julie Gerberding testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this June file photo. The White House severely edited congressional testimony given Tuesday by Gerberding on the impact of climate change on health, removing specific scientific references to potential health risks, according to two sources familiar with the documents. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

(AP) -- Two chairmen of key committees in the House and Senate on Wednesday criticized the White House for editing testimony from a government expert about the health impacts of global warming and demanded documents involving the testimony he provided to Congress.



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