WASHINGTON -  Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today was elected by his Republican colleagues to serve as chairman of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for another term.    

Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas): “I am honored to serve as chairman of the Committee for two more years. I look forward to working with the Trump administration to reduce the regulatory burden on American families and improve government accountability.”


Chairman Smith has served as Chairman of the Science Committee since 2013.

Agencies within the Committee’s jurisdiction include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the National Weather Service and the Environmental Protection Agency. The Committee oversees agency budgets that total $43 billion.