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Republican Subcommittee Leadership Announced at Science Committee Organizational Meeting

Feb 6, 2019
Press Release

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee met today to vote on the rules for the 116th Congress.

After the passage of the rules, Ranking Member Frank Lucas announced the organization of the Republican members of the Committee. 

“We have an outstanding group of new and returning Republican members who are ready to get to work,” said Ranking Member Lucas. “Together, we’ll pursue policies benefiting our competitiveness, our economy, our knowledge base, and our technological growth.”

Ranking Member Lucas’ opening statement is available here, and remarks introducing Committee members are available here.

The Committee organization follows:

Subcommittee on Energy

  • Ranking Member Randy Weber (R-TX)
  • Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL)
  • Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)
  • Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX)

 

Ranking Member Weber: “It is an honor to be asked to serve as the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Energy. We will continue working toward our nuclear research priorities and reforms that prioritize the use of limited research dollars – we cannot be left behind in this field. In a bipartisan fashion, we will focus on reauthorizations and continued oversight of the Department of Energy. The work of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee is fast-paced, future-focused, and enjoyable. Our areas of jurisdiction are exciting and filled with opportunities for exploration and advancement. I look forward to serving alongside full committee Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas, Energy Subcommittee Chairman Lamb, and our fellow colleagues.”

Subcommittee on Environment

  • Ranking Member Roger Marshall (R-KS)
  • Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX)
  • Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)
  • Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN)
  • vacant

Ranking Member Marshall: “I am honored to be the Republican lead on the Environment Subcommittee. I look forward to working with the members of the committee and am grateful for Rep. Lucas’s trust and leadership.”

Subcommittee on Research and Technology

  • Ranking Member Jim Baird, PhD (R-IN)
  • Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS)
  • Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL)
  • Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH)
  • Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)

Ranking Member Baird: “The United States is a leader in cutting edge research and technology. Having earned a PhD in monogastric nutrition, I know the value of supporting basic research and expanding areas like STEM education. I am excited to play a role in these efforts to help our nation continue as a global leader in innovation.”

 

Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics

  • Ranking Member Brian Babin (R-TX)
  • Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL)
  • Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)
  • Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)
  • Rep Michael Waltz (R-FL)

Ranking Member Babin: “I am honored to continue my service as the top Republican on the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. Revitalizing our space program has been a priority for me as our nation seeks a renewed, well-defined mission for NASA and clear steps to achieve it. The men and women of our space program exemplify the pioneering American spirit and continually have achieved what was once thought impossible. I look forward to supporting them during this critical juncture of rapid innovation as we seek to return Americans to the moon—this time to stay—and even to reach the surface of Mars.”

 

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

  • Ranking Member Ralph Norman (R-SC)
  • Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL)

 

Ranking Member Norman: “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Ranking Member of the Investigations & Oversight Subcommittee and to work alongside Chairwoman Mikie Sherrill. As we provide oversight to programs involving science, space, and technology, I look forward to continuing to highlight the advancements being made and ensuring these projects are being operated in an efficient and effective manner.”

 

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