House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas welcomed Congressman Francis Rooney of Florida to the Committee.
“I’m proud to welcome Representative Francis Rooney to the Science Committee,” said Ranking Member Frank Lucas. “Mr. Rooney has been an advocate in Congress for the environmental and energy issues that impact his community. He has done an outstanding job representing Florida’s 19th District, and I’m looking forward to working with him on our Committee’s priorities.”
“I thank Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas for supporting me in joining the Science, Space and Technology Committee,” Rooney said. “The Committee has jurisdiction over much of the non-defense Federal research programs that provide innovative solutions to our environmental challenges, which is important to Southwest Florida. We have a tourism-based economy which relies on clean water and a pristine environment. I look forward to working with all of my colleagues on the committee to address the serious challenges our environment faces, including ocean trash, the impacts of offshore drilling, rising sea levels and temperatures, and acidity in our air and waters.”