Congressman Stewart named Vice-Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Environment
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) was named Vice-Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Environment as part of his role on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
“In the new Congress, the Science Committee will promote policies that support our nation’s space program, encourage energy independence, expand scientific education, fund basic research, and enhance the development of new technologies,” Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, said. “All of this work begins in the Subcommittees. I look forward to joining Rep. Stewart to advance policies that spur innovation, job creation and economic growth.”
“I look forward to working with Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) to tackle some important environmental issues,” Rep. Stewart said. “He has indicated that our main priorities will be overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make sure they use sound science and are transparent during the regulatory process. I am looking forward to playing an active role on the committee.”
Established in 1958, the Science, Space, and Technology Committee has jurisdiction over all non-defense federal scientific research and development. Specifically, the Committee has partial or complete jurisdiction over the following federal agencies: NASA, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, FEMA, the U.S. Fire Administration, and United States Geological Survey, among others.
For more information about the Science Committee, please visit www.science.house.gov