Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ralph M. Hall (R-TX), Chairman-elect of the House Science and Technology Committee, released the following statement:

“I am pleased to announce that Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) will serve as Vice Chair of the Committee on Science and Technology in the 112th Congress and that Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) will be Chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee.

“Both Members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience on climate change, energy independence, and other issues under the jurisdiction of the Committee.  Rep. Broun will continue the effective oversight and investigations that he has handled for the past two years.  Rep. Sensenbrenner’s expertise as Ranking Member of the Select Committee on Global Warming and Energy Independence and as former Chairman of the Committee on Science and Technology will continue to be invaluable to the Committee.

“I look forward to announcing the other Subcommittee Chairmen in the near future after Committee Members have been determined and their preferences taken into consideration.”