Former congressman Walgren, now a lobbyist, advises his clients to befriend lawmakers before advancing their own cause
Doug Walgren was such a friend. He was a staunch advocate of science during a career in which he served as chairman of the House science committee's research and technology subcommittee, which over- sees the National Science Foundation.
He also served as chairman of the subcommittee on consumer protection and competitiveness within the Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees the National Institutes of Health. The seven-term incumbent Democrat was upset last November in a close race in his suburban...