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Subcommittee on Research and Technology

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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

Chair

Barbara Comstock
Barbara Comstock
Virginia ~ 10

Vice Chair

Ralph Abraham
Ralph Abraham
Louisiana ~ 05

Republican Members

Frank Lucas
Frank Lucas
Oklahoma ~ 03
Randy Hultgren
Randy Hultgren
Illinois ~ 14
Stephen Knight
Stephen Knight
California ~ 25
Darin LaHood
Darin LaHood
Illinois ~ 18
Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster
Florida ~ 11
Jim Banks
Jim Banks
Indiana ~ 03
Roger Marshall
Roger Marshall
Kansas ~ 01

Ranking Member

Daniel Lipinski
Daniel Lipinski
Illinois ~ 03

Democratic Members

Elizabeth Esty
Elizabeth Esty
Connecticut ~ 05
Jacky Rosen
Jacky Rosen
Nevada ~ 03
Suzanne Bonamici
Suzanne Bonamici
Oregon ~ 01
Ami Bera
Ami Bera
California ~ 07
Donald Beyer
Donald Beyer
Virginia ~ 08