Representative Paul Broun (R-Ga.) aims to keep his seat on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee for its upcoming session, reports US News and World Report. Earlier this fall, a video of Broun speaking at a sportsman's banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Georgia showed the lawmaker calling evolution, embryology, and the Big Bang theory "lies straight from the pit of hell."

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