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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Elected Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairwoman

Jan 4, 2019
Press Release

(Washington, DC) –  Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) was elected to serve as the thirteenth Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee by the Democratic Caucus and confirmed on the House floor. Congresswoman Johnson is the first African-American and the first female Chair of the Science Committee.

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) released the following statement.

“It is a great honor to be chosen to serve as the Chairwoman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

“I look forward to leading the Committee as we pursue a constructive legislative agenda that advances our nation’s research, development, and innovation enterprise and conducting oversight that will explore emerging science and technology issues and the impacts of the Administration’s science policies on the public and the nation as a whole. We must ensure that our tax dollars are being used effectively, the use of science by our agencies is being protected, and our public health and the environment are not being endangered.

“In my 26 years on this Committee, I have seen some of the best examples of what happens when we come together as lawmakers to work towards solutions. There is much work to be done. I hope that every Member appointed to this Committee will join with me to find solutions for the challenges of today and tomorrow.”

116th Congress