Subcommittee Chairs, Members Named

Jan 20, 2011

 

Washington, DC – January 20, 2011 - Today the Republican Members of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology met to approve Subcommittee Chairs and Subcommittee assignments. 

 “Issues before this Committee are critical to our nation’s competitiveness and our economy,” said Chairman Ralph Hall (R-TX).  “From energy technology R&D, math and science education programs, and nanotechnology to our nation’s space exploration program, we are going to be focusing on some issues that have far-ranging impact.  I think we have an excellent team of subcommittee chairmen and I look forward to working with them, and all of our Members on both sides of the aisle, to advance important legislation this Congress.”

 Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) was elected Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.

Rep. Harris: “I'm honored to have been elected by my colleagues on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee to chair the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.  I feel that my background as a physician and service for the last 12 years on the Maryland State Senate Health, Education, and Environment Committee have prepared me for this role. As chairman, my focus will reflect the concerns of the residents of Maryland's 1st Congressional District. I want to secure America's energy future, enhance research on new and existing energy technologies and to look for environmentally safe methods of obtaining the energy that our economy needs to grow and create jobs.”

Members of the Subcommittee include:

  • Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
  • Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD)
  • Frank Lucas (R-OK)
  • Judy Biggert (R-IL)
  • Todd Akin (R-MO)
  • Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)
  • Paul Broun (R-GA)
  • Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN)

 Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ) was elected Chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.

 Rep. Quayle: “I am excited about serving on this important Committee and as chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation. House Republicans are focused on creating jobs, cutting spending and reducing burdensome government regulations. The Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation will play an important role in making sure these goals are being met.”
 
Members of the Subcommittee include:

  • Lamar Smith (R-TX)
  • Judy Biggert (R-IL)
  • Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)
  • Michael McCaul (R-TX)
  • Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN)
  • Scott Rigell (R-VA)

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 Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) was elected Chairman of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education.

Rep. Brooks: “I’m very honored to be appointed Chairman of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, and I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues in Congress to ensure that America continues to lead the world in scientific achievement. Research and education are vital to the future of our country; highly trained scientists and researchers contribute to almost every area of American life.”

Members of the Subcommittee include:

  • Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD)
  • Michael McCaul (R-TX)
  • Ben Quayle (R-AZ)
  • Steven Palazzo (R-MS)
  • Andy Harris (R-MD)

**

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) was elected Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.

Rep. Palazzo: “I am honored as a freshman member of Congress to serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.  South Mississippi is home to many NASA assets, but I will work with my colleagues from all NASA-impacted states to help shape the future of space policy.” 

Members of the Subcommittee include:

  • Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
  • Lamar Smith (R-TX)
  • Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
  • Frank Lucas (R-OK)
  • Todd Akin (R-MO)
  • Michael McCaul (R-TX)
  • Sandy Adams (R-FL)
  • Scott Rigell (R-VA)
  • Mo Brooks (R-AL)

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) was elected Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.

Rep. Broun: “I am honored to have been chosen to chair the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee and address the many critical matters that will come before this Subcommittee in the 112th Congress. I look forward to leading this Subcommittee as it performs its oversight responsibilities, which the American people deserve.”

Members of the Subcommittee include:

  • Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
  • Sandy Adams (R-FL)
  • Ben Quayle (R-AZ)
  • Steven Palazzo (R-MS)
  • Mo Brooks (R-AL)
  • Andy Harris (R-MD)

** denotes 2 vacancies

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