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Subcommittee on Research and Technology

The Subcommittee on Research and Technology has legislative jurisdiction and general oversight and investigative authority on all matters relating to science policy and science education; the Office of Science and Technology Policy; all scientific research, and scientific and engineering resources (including human resources); all matters relating to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education; intergovernmental mechanisms for research, development, and demonstration and cross‐cutting programs; international scientific cooperation; National Science Foundation, university research policy, including infrastructure and overhead; university research partnerships, including those with industry; science scholarships; computing, communications, networking, and information technology; research and development relating to health, biomedical, and nutritional programs; research, development, and demonstration relating to nanoscience, nanoengineering, and nanotechnology; agricultural, geological, biological and life sciences research; materials research, development, demonstration, and policy; all matters relating to competitiveness, technology, standards, and innovation; standardization of weights and measures, including technical standards, standardization, and conformity assessment; measurement, including the metric system of measurement; the Technology Administration of the Department of Commerce; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; the National Technical Information Service; competitiveness, including small business competitiveness; tax, antitrust, regulatory and other legal and governmental policies related to technological development and commercialization; technology transfer, including civilian use of defense technologies; patent and intellectual property policy; international technology trade; research, development, and demonstration activities of the Department of Transportation; surface and water transportation research, development, and demonstration programs; earthquake programs and fire research programs, including those related to wildfire proliferation research and prevention; biotechnology policy; research, development, demonstration, and standards‐related activities of the Department of Homeland Security; Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer; voting technologies and standards; other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman; and relevant oversight.

Recent Activity

Jun 16, 2015 Hearing

The Science and Ethics of Genetically Engineered Human DNA

Hearing Charter

Jun 12, 2015 Hearing

U.S. Surface Transportation: Technology Driving the Future

Hearing Charter

 

Feb 26, 2015 Hearing

An Overview of the Budget Proposals for the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology for Fiscal Year 2016

Hearing Charter

Feb 12, 2015 Hearing

Subcommittee on Research and Technology and Subcommittee on Oversight Joint Hearing - Can Americans Trust the Privacy and Security of their Information on HealthCare.gov?

Hearing Charter

Jan 27, 2015 Hearing

Subcommittee on Research and Technology Hearing - The Expanding Cyber Threat

Hearing Charter

Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX)

Subcommittee's Activity in Previous Congress

Subcommittee Chair

Barbara Comstock
Barbara Comstock
Virginia ~ 10

Republican Members

John Moolenaar
John Moolenaar
Michigan ~ 04
Frank Lucas
Frank Lucas
Oklahoma ~ 03
Michael McCaul
Michael McCaul
Texas ~ 10
Randy Hultgren
Randy Hultgren
Illinois ~ 14
Bruce Westerman
Bruce Westerman
Arkansas ~ 04
Dan Newhouse
Dan Newhouse
Washington ~ 04
Gary Palmer
Gary Palmer
Alabama ~ 06
Ralph Abraham
Ralph Abraham
Louisiana ~ 05

Subcommittee Ranking Member

Daniel Lipinski
Daniel Lipinski
Illinois ~ 03

Democratic Members

Elizabeth Esty
Elizabeth Esty
Connecticut ~ 05
Katherine Clark
Katherine Clark
Massachusetts ~ 05
Paul Tonko
Paul Tonko
New York ~ 20
Suzanne Bonamici
Suzanne Bonamici
Oregon ~ 01
Eric Swalwell
Eric Swalwell
California ~ 15